Friday, July 16, 2010

U.S. groups target 20 possible causes of cancer

"The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute also helped sponsor the report, which names the following agents:
-Lead and lead compounds
-Indium phosphide
-Cobalt with tungsten carbide
-Titanium dioxide
-Welding fumes
-Refractory ceramic fibers
-Diesel exhaust
-Carbon black
-Styrene-7,8-oxide and styrene
-Propylene oxide
-Dichloromethane, methylene chloride (DCM)
-Trichloroethylene (TCE)
-Tetrachloroethylene (perc, tetra, PCE)
-Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
-Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
-Shift work"

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