carcinogenic carcinogenic  /ˌkɑr sə noʊ ˈdʒɛ nɪk/


  • (adj) causing or tending to cause cancer

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  1. However, as the hazards of longtime exposure became better known, the Asbestos Lady herself fell victim to the carcinogenic fiber.
  2. Even if dioxin is as carcinogenic as the EPA believes, there is less of it around than there used to be.
  3. On October 10, inspectors caught a Vietnamese leather tanning company pumping carcinogenic chemicals into a river in Ho Chi Minh City.



  1. "Children are 10 to 20 times more susceptible to the carcinogenic effects of radiation than adults," Caldicott wrote.
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Helen Caldicott Source:

  2. Bayh called the investigation "an essential first step to ensure that members of the Indiana National Guard received the best care possible when they were unwittingly exposed to potentially carcinogenic toxins in the line of duty."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Evan Bayh Source: Indianapolis Star

  3. "The public should not have to pay remediation costs to clean up carcinogenic pollution caused by irresponsible corporate activities," Greens MLC Lee Rhiannon said. "Alinta, the company responsible for this pollution, was bought out in 2007...
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Lee Rhiannon Source: Central News Magazine

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