carcinogen

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any substance that produces cancer

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The Report on Carcinogens is congressionally mandated and prepared for the HHS Secretary by NTP.
The study measured the levels of carcinogens at 20 apartment homes in the Hamra area over an extended period.
A cornerstone of nursing practice is prevention and the ROC provides us with a valuable resource in reducing our patients' exposures to carcinogens.
To do it, they gave laboratory rats a low dose of two forms of NNN, suspected carcinogens in smokeless tobacco, for 17 months in doses roughly equivalent to a person consuming half of a tin of smokeless tobacco every day for 30 years.
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.
For example, once a substance is included in the Report on Carcinogens, its listing must be noted on material safety data sheets, which are posted at workplaces.
Five other substances are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.
Carcinogens, or cancer-causing chemicals, are all around us.
As such, there is no scientific basis for the statement that repeated reuse and washing of plastic from sports drinks can cause the plastic to break down and potentially release a carcinogen.
WASHINGTON -- Formaldehyde, a key ingredient in the manufacture of most composite wood products, has been nominated for review and possible reclassification by the National Toxicology Program as a known human carcinogen.
Despite a scattering of media reports over the years, most consumers don't give much thought to the recognized allergens, probable carcinogens, hormone disrupters and inadequately tested industrial chemicals in the perfumes, nail polishes, shampoos and other personal-care products lining the shrives of U.
31 announcement by the government that the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has added ionizing radiation, including X rays and neutrons, to its list of human carcinogens.
The conversion to chloramines for disinfection is necessary to cut levels of trihalomethanes, suspected carcinogens formed when chlorine mixes with natural organic substances in water.
More research, too, is needed on the "natural" carcinogens in our daily diets, instead of the narrow focus on manmade carcinogens, which often smacks of fear-mongering.