Four New Substances Added as Carcinogens

October 4, 2014 4:30 PM

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Four New Substances Added as Carcinogens

"Identifying substances in our environment that can make people vulnerable to cancer will help in prevention efforts," Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, said. "This report provides a valuable resource for health regulatory and research agencies, and it empowers the public with information people can use to reduce exposure to cancer-causing substances."

According to the officials, out of the four substances, which are ortho-toluidine, 1-bromopropane, cumene and pentachlorophenol, ortho-toluidine is the only one that has been directly linked to causing cancer in humans. The other three chemicals were deemed "reasonably anticipated to be human carcin...

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