Further to its meeting in February 2013, IARC has released a monograph assessing the carcinogenic potential of PCBs (including “dioxin-like” PCBs). The IARC Working Group classified these compounds in Group 1 (“carcinogenic to humans”) based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans (malignant melanoma, and possibly also non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer) and in laboratory animals.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (2015). IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Volume 107. Polychlorinated biphenyls. http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol107/mono107-001.pdf

 

 

The above items were taken from the July 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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