Overall evaluations of carcinogenicity and updating of iarc monographs

Table 1 shows summary information about occupational substances and mixtures that were recently evaluated by IARC as human carcinogens (group 1), probable human carcinogens (group 2A), or possible human carcinogens (group 2B). (c) In reaching an overall evaluation of Group 1, the working group noted the potential for gallium arsenide to cause cancer through releases of a small amount of its arsenic, which behaves as inorganic arsenic at the sites where it is distributed.

In IARC's recent evaluation (IARC, in press a), cobalt metal with tungsten carbide is classified in Group 2A, whereas cobalt metal without tungsten carbide, cobalt sulfate, and other soluble cobalt(II) salts remain in Group 2B. At head of title: World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer."Represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC ad-hoc Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, which met in Lyon, 10-18 March 1987."Includes cumulative cross index to IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans.We recently published an article in which we presented a list of occupational carcinogens (Siemiatycki et al. Marie-Claude Rousseau INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Universite du Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada E-mail: [email protected] Kurt Straif International Agency for Research on Cancer Table 1.Access to society journal content varies across our titles.If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box.

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