Carcinogens


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Carcinogens

Substances in the environment that cause cancer, presumably by inducing mutations, with prolonged exposure.
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Although the study found that much of Taichung City did not exceed PM2.5 and carcinogen standards, the following seven districts had high concentrations of carcinogens: Longjing, Situn, Dadu, Daya, Cingshuei, Houli, and Wuci.
Public safety professionals, including firefighters and law enforcement personnel, are put at great risk daily from exposure to cancer-causing carcinogens. Firefighters responding to structure fires are exposed not only to potentially carcinogenic soot but lead contaminants coming from household furnishings, carpets and appliances, exposure of gunshot residue as well as lack of proper decontamination.
Are environmental carcinogens responsible for most cancers?
The best filter they developed removed as much as 93% of benzo[a]pyrene, a known carcinogen. There have been a couple of attempts to reduce carcinogens in smoke using other technologies, but they aren't as effective as the researchers' approach, we're told.
The three products contained five out of the six Group 1 carcinogens, except 1,3-Butadiene.
Ortho-toluidine--used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes --has been reevaluated and now is listed as a known human carcinogen. Three substances have been added as reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens: 1-bromopropane, used as a cleaning solvent and spray adhesive; cumene, used to make phenol and acetone, and also found in fuel products and tobacco smoke; and the wood preservative mixture pentachlorophenol.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is advising the public to return recalled products for a full refund on clothes affected by carcinogen known as Azo dyes.
All jobs were coded for their likelihood of exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, and patients' tumor pathology regarding endocrine receptor status was assessed.
assert that programs aimed at control of chemical carcinogens must focus solely on chemicals that have been designated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as proven (class 1) human carcinogens (IARC 2011).
The report identifies substances, agents, mixtures, or exposures in two categories: those that are known to be human carcinogens and those that are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.