Human Carcinogens

"The Ninth Report on Carcinogens"

The Ninth Report on Carcinogens, published May 15, 2000, lists 218 substances known or suspected to cause cancer. The Ninth Report added (or upgraded) 14 substances, including secondhand smoke, alcoholic beverages, excessive sun, sun lamps, and tanning beds. Saccharin, the artificial sweetener, was removed from the list of suspected carcinogens.

Below is the report's list of “known carcinogens.” The complete report, including the lengthy list of substances “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens,” can be found on the Web site, ehis.niehs.nih.gov/roc/toc9.html , or can be ordered by calling 1-800-315-3010.

Substances Known to Be Human Carcinogens

Source: Ninth Report on Carcinogens, The National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

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