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Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer



The list below is based on information from:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • National Toxicology Program
Chemical Name
7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene
1,2-Butylene oxide
1,3-Butadiene  FAQ [ Text ]
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)  FAQ [ Text ]
2,4-D 2-ethyl-4-methylpentyl ester
2,4-D 2-ethylhexyl ester
2,4-D butoxyethyl ester
2,4-D butyl ester
2,4-D chlorocrotyl ester
2,4-D isopropyl ester
2,4-D propylene glycol butyl ether ester
2,4-D sodium salt
2,4-D
2,4-Diaminoanisole
2,4-Dinitrotoluene  FAQ [ Text ]
2,4-DP
2,6-Dinitrotoluene  FAQ [ Text ]
2,6-Xylidine
2-Naphthylamine
4,4'-Diaminodiphenyl ether
4-Aminoazobenzene
4-Aminobiphenyl
4-Nitrobiphenyl
Acetamide
alpha-Naphthylamine
Arsenic and arsenic compounds  FAQ [ Text ]
Asbestos
Benzene FAQ [ Text ]
Benzidine
Benzo(rst)pentaphene
beta-Naphthylamine
Bis(chloromethyl)ether
bis(chloromethyl)ether and chloromethyl ethyl ether
C.I. Acid Red 114
C.I. Direct Black 38
C.I. Direct Blue 6
C.I. Direct Brown 95
C.I. Food Red 5
C.I. Solvent Yellow 34 (Auramine)
Cadmium and cadmium compounds  FAQ [ Text ]
Catechol
Chlordane
Chloromethyl methyl ether
Chlorophenols
Chlorothalonil
Chromium and certain chromium compounds  FAQ [ Text ]
Creosote
Dichlorvos
Dihydrosafrole
Ethyl acrylate
Ethylbenzene  FAQ [ Text ]
Ethylene oxide
Ethyleneimine
Heptachlor
Mecoprop
Methoxone sodium salt
Methoxone
Mineral oils
Mustard Agents  Public Information [ Text ] - Español [ Text ]
N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)-2-naphthylamine
Nickel and Nickel compounds  FAQ [ Text ]
Nitrogen mustard
o-Anisidine
p-Chloroaniline
Pentachlorophenol
Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs)
Potassium bromate
Sodium o-phenylphenoxide
Soots, tars, and oils
Styrene  FAQ [ Text ]
Styrene oxide
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
Trypan blue
Vinyl acetate
Vinyl bromide
Vinyl Chloride  FAQ [ Text ]

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