Carcinogen definition

Carcinogen means a chemical that causes an increased incidence of benign or malignant neoplasms, or a substantial decrease in the latency period between exposure and onset of neoplasms through oral or dermal exposure, or through inhalation exposure when the cancer occurs at nonrespiratory sites in at least one (1) mammalian species or man through epidemiological studies or clinical studies, or both.
Carcinogen means a substance that causes an increased incidence of benign or malignant neoplasms, or substantially decreases the time to develop neoplasms, in animals or humans. The classification of carcinogens is discussed in section 14(b)(1) of this rule.
Carcinogen means a contaminant that is classified as a category A1 or A2 carcinogen by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; a category 1 or 2A/2B carcinogen by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer; a "human carcinogen" or "anticipated human carcinogen" by the United States Department of Health and Human Service National Toxicological Program; or a category A or B1/B2 carcinogen by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the integrated risk information system or a final rule issued in a Federal Register notice by the USEPA. [415 ILCS 5/58.2]

Examples of Carcinogen in a sentence

  • These two committees—the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) and the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee—are part of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board.

  • Hazards/pH Flammable, Toxic, Carcinogen, Corrosive/pH, Reproductive Hazard, etc.

  • Classification: Possible Human Carcinogen (Group C, 1986 Cancer Guidelines), based on in- creased incidence of testicular interstitial cell adenomas in rats.

More Definitions of Carcinogen

Carcinogen means a chemical classification for the purpose of risk assessment as an agent that is known or suspected to cause cancer in humans, including but not limited to a known or likely human carcinogen or a probable or possible human carcinogen under an EPA weight-of-evidence classification system.
Carcinogen means a substance, for the purpose of calculating additivity, for which a cancer criterion exists as identified in or calculated pursuant to, Chapter 3745-1 of the Administrative Code.
Carcinogen means any substance or agent that produces or tends to produce cancer in humans. For implementation of this chapter, the term carcinogen applies to substances on the United States Environmental Protection Agency lists of A (known human) and B (probable human) carcinogens, and any substance that causes a significant increased incidence of benign or malignant tumors in a single, well conducted animal bioassay, consistent with the weight of evidence approach specified in the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment as set forth in 51 FR 33992 et seq.
Carcinogen means a hazardous substance which causes or induces cancer in humans. The term also includes suspected carcinogen which may cause or induce cancer in humans.
Carcinogen means a substance which causes an increased incidence of benign or malignant neoplasms in animals or humans or that substantially decreases the time in which neoplasms develop in animals or humans.
Carcinogen or "CARC" means any chemical agent or mixture which induces cancer or increases its incidence, classified by the GHS as—
Carcinogen means a contaminant that is classified as a