For a substance to be classified as having Carcinogenic Properties on toxno it must be (1) defined by the IARC as category 3 – "Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to Humans - but not a determination of non-carcinogenicity or overall safety. It often means that further research is needed"; or (2) demonstrated in the CPDB as having cancer causing properties in non human subjects.
Substances are being added to these classifications regularly. Additionally substances exist that may have serious carcinogenic properties that are not classified by these organisations. New research uncovers new mechanisms for carcinogenicity. New chemicals are released into the environment and the market annually. Stay informed by signing up on any of our toxin profile pages.
Carcinogenicity is also linked to mutagenicity and endocrine disruption. Hence knowing a substances' Nastiness Attributes and the ways you may be exposed, will allow you to exercise caution and/or total avoidance. See our References and Toxin Profiles and a list of Known Human Carcinogens for additional details.
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