Although it is not possible for the risk assessment process to account for all the complex interactions that may result from combined exposures to different carcinogens, a COC Statement outlines the general principles that should be considered when carrying out these assessments. Smoking, with exposure also to asbestos or to alcohol, are given as examples of multiple exposures where potential interactions in humans may occur.

[UK Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. Statement on the risk assessment of the effects of combined exposures to chemical carcinogens. Published 2010 (no statement reference number yet available). To download, visit on the internet.] {186238}

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