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Chemicals Suspected 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
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane  FAQ [ Text ]
1,1-Dimethylhydrazine
1,2-Dichloroethane  FAQ [ Text ]
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane
1,2-Dibromoethane  FAQ [ Text ]
1,2-Dichloroethane  FAQ [ Text ]
1,2-Diphenylhydrazine
1,3-Dichloropropylene
1,4 Dioxane
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone
1-Nitropyrene
2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
2,4-Diaminoanisole sulfate
2,4-Diaminotoluene
2-Acetylaminofluorene
2-Aminoanthraquinone
2-Nitropropane
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride
3,3'-Dichlorobenzidine sulfate
3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine
3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine dihydrochloride
3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine hydrochloride
3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine
3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine dihydrochloride
3,3'-Dimethylbenzidine dihydrofluoride
3-Chloro-2-methyl-1-propene
2-chloroaniline
4,4'-Methylenebis (N,N-dimethyl) benzeneamine
4,4'-Methylenedianiline
4,4'-Thiodianiline
4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene
5–Methylchrysene
7H–Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole
Acetaldehyde  FAQ [ Text ]
Acrylamide
Acrylonitrile
alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexane
Amitrole
Auramine (technical grade)
Benz(a)anthracene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Benzidine-based dyes
Benzo(a)pyrene  FAQ [ Text ]
Benzo(b)fluoranthene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Benzo(j)fluoranthene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Benzo(k)fluoranthene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Benzoic trichloride
Beryllium and beryllium compounds
beta-Propiolactone
C.I. Solvent Yellow 3 (o-aminoazotoluene)
Carbon black extracts
Carbon Tetrachloride  FAQ [ Text ]
Chlorendic acid
Chloroform  FAQ [ Text ]
Chlorophenoxy herbicides
Chloroprene
Cobalt and cobalt compounds
Cupferron
DDT
Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
Diaminotoluene (mixed isomers)
Dibenz(a,h)acridine (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dibenz(a,j)acridine (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dibenzo(a,e)pyrene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dibenzo(a,h)pyrene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dibenzo(a,l)pyrene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Dichlorobenzenes (DCBs)  FAQ [ Text ]
Dichlorobromomethane
Dichloromethane
Diepoxybutane
Diethyl sulfate
Diglycidyl resorcinol ether
Dimethyl sulfate
Dimethyl sulphate
Dimethylcarbamyl chloride
Epichlorohydrin
Ethylene dibromide  FAQ [ Text ]
Ethylene thiourea
Formaldehyde  FAQ [ Text ]
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachloroethane
Hexamethylphosphoramide
Hydrazine
Hydrazine sulfate
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene (see PAH) FAQ [ Text ]
Lead and inorganic lead compounds
Lindane
Michler's ketone
Mirex
Naphthalene  FAQ [ Text ]
Nitrilotriacetic acid
Nitrobenzene  FAQ [ Text ]
Nitrofen
N-Nitroso Compounds  FAQ [ Text ]
o-Anisidine hydrochloride
Ortho-Toluidine
o-Toluidine hydrochloride
p-Chloro-o-toluidine
p-Cresidine
Phenytoin
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
Polychlorinated alkanes (C12, 60% chlorinated)
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Propane sultone
Propylene oxide
Propyleneimine
Safrole
Silica
Tetrachloroethylene  FAQ [ Text ]
Thioacetamide
Thiourea
Toluene diisocyanate (mixed isomers)
Toluene-2,6-diisocyanate
Toluidine
Toxaphene  FAQ [ Text ]
Trichloroethylene  FAQ [ Text ]
Tris(2,3-dibromopropyl)phosphate
Urethane

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