Carcinogen
25 definitions

Carcinogen

A substance that can cause or contribute to cancer.

Carcinogen

Carcinogen means a chemical substance or a mixture of chemical substances which induce cancer or increase its incidence.

Carcinogen

Any substance that can cause or aggravate cancer.

Carcinogen

Any substance that can cause or contribute to the production of cancer.

Carcinogen

A pollutant that causes cancer. A pollutant can be a known carcinogen, a probable carcinogen, or a possible carcinogen based on how confident scientists are in the information available.

Carcinogen

Something that causes cancer to occur by causing changes in a cell's DNA.

Carcinogen

A carcinogen is an agent with the capacity to cause cancer in humans. Carcinogens may be natural, such as aflatoxin, which is produced by a fungus and sometimes found on stored grains, or manmade, such as asbestos or tobacco smoke. Carcinogens work by interacting with a cell's DNA and inducing genetic mutations.

Carcinogen

 Any substance that causes cancer.

Carcinogen

Any substance that can cause or contribute to the production of cancer

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Carcinogen has been defined 25 different ways in documents like IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model, A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, Glossary, FRTR Glossary, and 7 more.

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