Additional Substances Added To List Of Dangerous Carcinogen List

October 4, 2014 12:22 PM

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Additional Substances Added To List Of Dangerous Carcinogen List

The United States Department of Health and Human Services recently added four new items to the official list of carcinogenic substances. This official government list is typically updated annually as scientists discover more about carcinogenic material of a biological, chemical or physical nature. In order to be included on the list, the particular substance must be confirmed to cause cancer by either being destructive the genome of the body or by significantly altering the cell’s metabolism.

These carcinogens are listed at various levels indicating the danger that a human puts himself in by coming into contact with the material. In this particular class, the list included three substances that were considered to be “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens” while one was labeled a...

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