International experts have reviewed selected IARC monographs, and the relevant literature made available since their publication, with a view to identifying the research considered critical for resolving issues on carcinogenicity classifications. This exercise covered several metals (lead and lead compounds, indium phosphide, titanium dioxide, and cobalt with tungsten carbide), welding fumes, refractory ceramic fibres, particles (diesel engine exhaust and carbon black), and various organic chemicals, namely styrene and its oxide, propylene oxide, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, dichloromethane, chloroform, polychlorinated biphenyls, di‑(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and atrazine. In the resulting review document, summaries of the most important data relating to cancer assessment are provided on each of the chemicals in question.

[IARC Technical Publication No. 42 (2010). Identification of research needs to resolve the carcinogenicity of high-priority IARC carcinogens. International Agency for Research on Cancer. Available at http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Publications/techrep42/TR42-Full.pdf on the IARC website.] {186117}

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