A February 2016 meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) discussed the carcinogenicity of seven industrial chemicals. N,N-Dimethylformamide, 2-mercaptobenzothiazole and hydrazine were classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A), based on limited evidence of cancer (testicular, bladder, and lung, respectively) amongst different groups of exposed workers, as well as sufficient evidence in experimental animals. Tetrabromobisphenol A was also classified as a Group 2A carcinogen, based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and strong mechanistic evidence that it modulates receptor-mediated effects. 1-Bromopropane, 3-chloro-2-methylpropene and N,N­-dimethyl-p-toluidine were classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B) based on evidence of carcinogenicity in laboratory animals.

Lancet Oncology (2016). Carcinogenicity of some industrial chemicals. 23 February 2016. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(16)00137-6/fulltext


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