mutagenic mutagenic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of inducing mutation (used mainly of extracellular factors such as X-rays or chemical pollution)

Usage(s):

  • Fewer than 1,000 have been tested for acute effects, and only about 500 for their cancer-causing, reproductive or mutagenic effects.

News

  1. Newly Discovered Carcinogens Hundreds Of Times More Dangerous

    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions, such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat have been found by a research team at Oregon State University. Their findings, published in Environmental Science and Technology , reveal that these compounds are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds ...
    on January 7, 2014     Source: redOrbit

  2. 'Far more mutagenic than we previously understood'

    Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions – such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat - that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens. These compounds were not previously known to exist, and raise additional concerns about the health impacts of heavily ...
    on January 7, 2014     Source: KVAL Eugene

  3. New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

    Researchers have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions -- such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat -- that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens. These compounds were not previously known to exist.
    on January 7, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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