carcinogens

by savitha 2010-01-30 11:01:45

A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide or radiation that is an agent directly involved in the exacerbation of cancer or in the increase of its propagation.

Formaldehyde: commonly used as a preservative in many household products, glue in particleboard, and in plywood furniture.

Paradichlorobenzene: This probable carcinogen is found in toilet bowl cleaners and can cause harm to the central nervous system.

Perchloroethylene (or 1-1-1 trichloroethane solvents): These chemicals are commonly found in dry cleaning fluid, spot removers, and carpet cleaners.

Pesticides: Used to control bugs and other vermin, they are loaded with carcinogens, including sodium 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetate. Overexposure has been associated with lymphoma and leukemia.

Tobacco smoke: A well-known carcinogen that can harm you even if you don't smoke but are simply exposed to it.

Toronto Smog: A well-known fact that the air we breathed has numerous carcinogens.

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