A June 2017 meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) discussed the carcinogenicity of the following seven chemicals:

  • 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol
  • furfuryl alcohol
  • melamine
  • β-myrcene
  • pyridine
  • tetrahydrofuran
  • vinylidene chloride.

All seven were classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B), based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in laboratory animals, particularly of the urinary tract, urinary bladder and/or renal tubules. The evidence in humans was deemed inadequate.

Grosse Y et al. (2017). Some chemicals that cause tumours of the urinary tract in rodents. Lancet Oncology. June 2017. http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanonc/PIIS1470-2045(17)30505-3.pdf


The above items were taken from the August 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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