HHS Adds Four Substances to Carcinogen List

October 4, 2014 1:42 AM

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HHS Adds Four Substances to Carcinogen List

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just added four new substances to the official federal list of carcinogens. This is a list they update every year as they learn more about or find new developments of carcinogens—biological, chemical, or physical agents which directly related to causing cancer by either damaging the body’s genome or by altering cellular metabolism.

Although the HHS has identified four, only one of the newly classified substances is a “known human carcinogen.” The other three, they have labeled as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.”

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