Following its June 2014 meeting, IARC has now released the full series of monographs assessing the carcinogenic potential of some common solvents and chemicals used in the production of polymers.

The following classifications were established by the Working Group:

  • dichloromethane – Group 2A, “probably carcinogenic to humans” (upgraded from Group 2B, “possibly carcinogenic to humans”)
  • 1,2-dichloropropane – Group 1, “carcinogenic to humans”
  • perfluorooctanoic acid – Group 2B
  • 1,3-propane sultone – Group 2A (upgraded from 2B)
  • tetrafluoroethylene – Group 2A (upgraded from 2B).

International Agency for Research on Cancer (2016). IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Volume 110: Some chemicals used as solvents and in polymer manufacture.


The above items were taken from the January/February 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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