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carcinogen

kor si nuh juhn

  • n  any substance that produces cancer

  • Although DuPont disputes the classification as a carcinogen and won't stop making Teflon, the company has pledged that by 2015, it will reduce the amount of PFOA used to make the .
  • Opponents, organized into a Coalition Against Urban Spraying, argue that some academic and foreign research shows that Malathion is a potential carcinogen -- a claim the state .
  • 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.
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  • Libby Davies in Prince George Citizen
    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...
  • Mary Landrieu in Biloxi Sun Herald
    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,...
  • Stephen Sweeney in Today's Sunbeam
    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...

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