carcinogen carcinogen  /kɑr ˈsɪ nə dʒən/


  • (n) any substance that produces cancer


  1. Saccharin, which is found in Sweet'n Low, was labeled a possible carcinogen in the early '70s and had to carry a warning until 2000.
  2. Smoking: Lighting up has to date not been found to increase breast-cancer risk, but tobacco is a known carcinogen.
  3. A study by researchers in Oregon finds that secondhand smoke increases the levels of a known carcinogen in waitstaff and bartenders at a surprisingly fast rate.


  • State says water in Lu-Rand OK despite a high carcinogen level

    Residents in Lu-Rand got a state notice warning of high levels of a potential carcinogen in the drinking water there in late May, but state officials say the levels are not excessively high and there’
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Clarksdale Press Register


  1. "There is no safe level of asbestos," Davies said. "There's no question that it's a carcinogen. We are exporting human misery at a staggering rate. Canada should be joining the international community to stop the production of asbestos and...
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Libby Davies Source: Prince George Citizen

  2. "Storm victims are suffering from the health effects of formaldehyde exposure while the agency, fully aware of the danger reflected in its own employee policy, is blocking public scrutiny of the extent of the carcinogen in these trailers,"...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Mary Landrieu Source: Biloxi Sun Herald

  3. "The environmental protection agency classifies Creosote as a carcinogen, which poses a critical threat to the health of residents and to the environment," said Sweeney, D-3rd Dist. "The ingestion of creosote can cause serious burns, kidney...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Stephen Sweeney Source: Today's Sunbeam

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