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The Burden of Cancer from Organic Chemicals. 2013.

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The majority of the industrial chemicals and drugs that have been identified as carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer are organic chemicals. Exposures to these organic chemicals occur in the workplace; in the outdoor and indoor environments; through air, water, and food; and through products. This chapter reviews the paths of exposure through which organic chemicals contribute to the global burden of cancer; summarizes the links between individual organic chemicals and specific cancer sites; examines selected individual chemicals, including both well-known carcinogens and emerging chemicals of concern; and provides a brief discussion of the methodological and conceptual difficulties associated with the effort to define the percentage of cancers attributable to occupational and environmental exposures.

Authors: M. Jacobs, R. Massey, D. Clapp

Chapter published in David Carpenter, ed. 2013. The Effects of Persistent and Bioactive Organic Pollutants. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-118-15926-2

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