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any substance that produces cancer

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This work contributes to the understandings of risk assessment and toxicological mechanism of skin diseases caused by chemical carcinogens.
Transplacental initiation, followed by additional treatment with the chemical carcinogen dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) after birth, also increased skin tumors in mice.
The compounds will be offered to researchers through NCI's Chemical Carcinogen Reference Standard Repository.
05 percent CLA for 38 weeks, beginning just 2 weeks before a single dose of a chemical carcinogen.
In their study, caged rats exposed to static or variable magnetic fields developed more mammary tumors upon exposure to a chemical carcinogen than did rats not exposed to magnetic fields.
Molecular biologists believe the process starts when radiation, a virus or a chemical carcinogen damages the cell.
These data, adds Williams, suggest that "tamoxifen is being handled in the liver like a chemical carcinogen, not like a hormone.
As a result, "benzene very quickly emerges as probably the single most important chemical carcinogen to the general population.
The twenty-five selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the measurements of toxicants and toxicity, food chemical carcinogens, absorption of food toxicants, an overview of food allergies in children and adults, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
It is certainly very inappropriate to suggest that any adverse effect of bacon and sausages on the risk of bowel cancer is comparable to the dangers of tobacco smoke, which is loaded with known chemical carcinogens and increases the risk of lung cancer in cigarette smokers by around 20-fold," Johnson (http://www.
They found no signs of hybrid hepatocytes in any of the tumors, leading the researchers to conclude that these cells don't contribute to liver cancer caused by obesity-induced hepatitis or chemical carcinogens.
Exposure to tobacco-related chemical carcinogens could provide direct damaging effects on the cellular DNA in the human oral cavity.
As an example, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are chemical carcinogens that belong to the group of xenobiotics which are able to initiate carcinogenesis in cells of various human tissues.
In addition to chemical carcinogens, the panel calls for increased monitoring of the effects of cell phones and wireless technology and of medical radiation.