carcinogen


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any substance that produces cancer

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It identifies agents, substances, mixtures, or exposures in two categories: known to be a human carcinogen and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
Residents living near the generators in those regions could be inhaling the carcinogen equivalent of half a pack of cigarettes a day, according to the study.
All but one group were administered a carcinogen for 5 weeks.
Another additive, Citrus Red 2, is a carcinogen, according to CSPI.
gov/go/roc12) 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes 240 listings.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on June 10, lists formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen and styrene as a reasonably anticipated human carcinogen.
In fact, some products on store shelves today have reduced levels of the carcinogen.
5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) sent a letter to Congress today in support of the Report on Carcinogens (ROC), an annual scientific study published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) that identifies chemicals that cause cancer.
Furthermore, the guidelines emphasize that nonmutagenic carcinogens may exhibit dose "thresholds" below which cancer risks among all humans are insignificant.
The suspected carcinogen was made famous by this year's movie ``Erin Brockovich,'' in which the heroine exposed dangerous levels of chromium 6 in drinking water in the dessert community of Hinkley, Calif.
While their concentration in the babies' urine was only about one-tenth that in their mothers', their presence indicates "the human fetus has a well-developed capacity to metabolize a tobacco-specific carcinogen," Anderson says.
Chromosomal aberrations in lymphocytes predict human cancer independently of exposure to carcinogens.
Satyabrata Nandi of the University of California, Berkeley and his coworkers administered a potent carcinogen to 7-week-old female rats, a common procedure used to study cancer risk.
As in the earlier trial, adducts of the ingested carcinogen showed up in the colon tissue.
This case report supports the conclusion that MBOCA is a potential human carcinogen.