Posted on June 21st, 2011 by
In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.”
The National Toxicology Program is headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The NTP’s Report on Carcinogens—now in its 12th Edition—provides information about substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.
The following two substances were added to the list of known human carcinogens (factors known to cause cancer in humans):
The following six substances were added to the list of substances that are “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens”:
With these additions, the Report on Carcinogens now contains 240 listings. The likelihood of cancer following exposure to a known or possible carcinogen depends on many factors, including the amount of exposure, the duration of exposure, and a person’s underlying susceptibility to cancer.
Reference: NIH news. 10 June 2011: New substances added to HHS Report on Carcinogens.
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