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Types of Carcinogens

Aflatoxins
Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops such as maize (corn), peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts. The main fungi that produce aflatoxins are Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, which are abundant in warm and humid regions of the world.

source: cancer.gov
Alcoholic Beverage Consumption
Alcoholic Beverage Consumption

Consumption of alcoholic beverages is known to be a human car-cinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from stud-ies in humans. Cancer Studies in Humans Studies indicate that the risk of cancer from consumption of alcoholic beverages is most pronounced among smokers and at the highest lev-els of consumption.

Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic Beverages

Based on extensive reviews of research studies, there is a strong scientific consensus of an association between alcohol drinking and several types of cancer (1, 2).In its Report on Carcinogens, the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services lists consumption of alcoholic beverages as a known human carcinogen.

source: cancer.gov
Aminobiphenyl
Aminobiphenyl

4-aminobiphenyl is a human carcinogen, specifically to the tissues involving the urinary system, i.e., the bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis. Out of 171 workers in a plant manufacturing 4-aminobiphenyl, 11% of them developed bladder tumors.

Analgesic Mixtures Containing Phenacetin
Analgesic Mixtures Containing Phenacetin

Phenacetin and Analgesic Mixtures Containing Phenacetin Introduction Phenacetin was first listed in the First Annual Report on Carcinogens (1980), as reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen, and an-algesic mixtures containing phenacetin were first listed in the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (1985), as known to be human carcino-gens.

Aristolochic Acids
Aristolochic Acids

What are aristolochic acids? Aristolochic acids are a group of acids found naturally in many types of plants known as Aristolochia (birthworts or pipevines) and some types of plants known as Asarum (wild ginger), which grow worldwide.

source: cancer.gov
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Arsenic and Inorganic Arsenic Compounds
Arsenic and Inorganic Arsenic Compounds

Arsenic and Inorganic Arsenic Compounds CAS No. 7440-38-2 (Arsenic) No separate CAS No. assigned for inorganic arsenic compounds Known to be human carcinogens First listed in the First Annual Report on Carcinogens (1980) Also known as As Carcinogenicity Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds are known to be human carcinogens based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.

Asbestos
Asbestos

The NTP has classified asbestos as “known to be a human carcinogen.” The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), an electronic database that contains information on human health effects from exposure to various substances in the environment.

source: cancer.org
Azathioprine
Azathioprine

Human carcinogen -- Azathioprine: Azathioprine is a chemical deemed to be carcinogenic to humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the nature (e.g. inhalation, ingestion, skin contact), duration and level of exposure.

Salted Fish (Chinese Style)
Salted Fish (Chinese Style)

Human carcinogen -- Chinese-style salted fish: Exposure to Chinese-style salted fish is deemed to be carcinogenic to humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the amount of exposure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Human carcinogen -- Chinese-style salted fish is available below.