Carcinogens

Dr Owen Kang and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Carcinogens are substances known to cause cancer. They include:

Brain
  • vinyl chloride
Nasopharynx / nasal passage
  • nickel
  • wood dust
  • chromium
Thyroid
  • ionising radiation (not technically a substance)
Skin
  • arsenic
  • coal tars
  • polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
Lungs
  • arsenic
  • asbestos
  • chloromethyl ethers
  • chromium
  • coke-oven emissions
  • hydrocarbons
  • mustard gas
  • nickel
  • inhaled ionizing radiation (radon)
Liver
  • arsenic
  • vinyl chloride
Gastrointestinal / abdominal
Haematopoetic system
  • benzene
  • ionising radiation
Bladder
  • aromatic amines (e.g. beta naphthylamine)
  • dyes (e.g. benzidine)
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rID: 5600
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Carcinogen

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