What is a Class B carcinogen?

What is a Class B carcinogen?

This category is used for agents, mixtures and exposure circumstances for which there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. …

What are the levels of carcinogens?

The details of the classifications are as follows:

  • Group 1: Carcinogenic to humans. Sufficient evidence in humans.
  • Group 2A: Probably carcinogenic to humans.
  • Group 2B: Possibly carcinogenic to humans.
  • Group 3: Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.
  • Group 4: Probably not carcinogenic to humans.

Is turkey cancerous?

As we said above, there’s no strong evidence linking fresh white meats such as chicken, turkey, or fish to any types of cancer.

What’s the difference between Category 1 and 2 carcinogens?

Category 2: includes substances suspected of being carcinogenic to humans. This classification is done on the basis of evidences obtained from human and/or animal studies not sufficiently convincing to place in category 1A or 1B.

Are there any agents that are carcinogenic to humans?

In some instances, an agent, mixture or exposure circumstance for which there is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans but limited evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals together with supporting evidence from other relevant data may be placed in this group.

What are the different types of carcinogens in Europe?

GROUP A2: suspected human carcinogens (group 2A of IARC and category 1B of European Union). GROUP A3: confirmed animal carcinogens with unknown relevance to humans (group 2B of IARC and category 2 of the European Union). GROUP A4: regroups agents non-classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (group 3 of IARC).

When are exposure circumstances used to classify carcinogens?

The exposure circumstance entails exposures that are carcinogenic to humans. This category is only used when sufficient indications of carcinogenicity for humans are available. Beginning of August 2012, 108 agents are classified in Group 1 of IARC.

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