An October 2018 meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) discussed the carcinogenicity of the following chemicals:

  • 2-amino-4-chlorophenol
  • 2-chloronitrobenzene
  • 4-chloronitrobenzene
  • 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene
  • 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene
  • para-nitroanisole
  • N,N-dimethylacetamide
  • ortho-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt

All nine chemicals were classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B) based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in laboratory animals and a lack of data or inadequate evidence in humans.

Van den Berg M et al. (2018). Carcinogenicity of some nitrobenzenes and other industrial chemicals. Lancet Oncology. November 2018.


The above items were taken from the December 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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