carcinogen


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any substance that produces cancer

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Furthermore, the guidelines emphasize that nonmutagenic carcinogens may exhibit dose "thresholds" below which cancer risks among all humans are insignificant.
It is being listed in the Report on Carcinogens as a known human carcinogen.
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.
This is the first example of a strong oral cavity carcinogen that's in smokeless tobacco," said Stephen Hecht, Ph.
Riddelliine, which is found in some plants, also was classified as a reasonably anticipated human carcinogen.
Formaldehyde falls under that designation in the 12th Report on Carcinogens, the National Institutes of Health said Friday.
All but one group were administered a carcinogen for 5 weeks.
Another additive, Citrus Red 2, is a carcinogen, according to CSPI.
It's not like [what] one would get with a frank, strong carcinogen.
Back in November of 2003 there was a myth circulating that a graduate student's thesis at the University of Idaho showed that DEHA, a plastics additive, was a human carcinogen that could be released from a PET container.
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.
Exposing a foetus to the carcinogen called NNAL may be the first stage of a 'double hit', making it more susceptible to the disease in later life.
Further, Mosher said that even though the International Agency for Research on Cancer had classified silica as a probable human carcinogen, the National Toxicology Program lobbied the group to change the statement to known human carcinogen.
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) said an executive committee had voted 6-3 in favor of delisting saccharin from a list of substances "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.