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noun as in cancer-causing agent

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When the bacteria blooms, it can emit thousands of different kinds of toxins, including saxitoxin, which causes paralysis, and the liver toxin and carcinogen microcystin.

She grew to realize that her mom, aunts, and friends all used the skin-lightening creams she’d borrowed after school, many of which contain toxins and even carcinogens.

It can cause scalp irritation and hair loss as well as being a known carcinogen.

In 2015, the World Health Organization commissioned a report that warned e-cigarettes might damage the lungs and expose users to carcinogens.

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That’s 200 times higher than the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s recommended risk level for limiting worker exposure to any carcinogen.

The coal ash deposits have heavy concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen.

One study found it to be 30 times more potent a carcinogen.

Further, estrogen or carcinogen exposure over a lifetime leads to the development of cancer.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carcinogen, such as: poison, toxin, killer, mutagen, deadly chemical, and health hazard.

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