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Monday, June 13, 2011

List of 8 New Compound can Causes Cancer

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Health-Net: Several compounds known to cause cancer (carcinogenic). And now there are 8 new compounds are included in the category of carcinogens that warrant concern.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported eight new carcinogenic compounds are formaldehyde, aristolochic acid, 0-nitrotoluen, captafol, cobalt-tungsten carbide (either in the form of powder or hard metal), riddelliine, certain glass fiber and styrene. So now there are about 240 listed carcinogens compound list.

Reducing exposure to couse of cancer agent is something that everyone wants, and this report provides important information on substances that could pose a risk of cancer, says Linda Birnbaum, PhD, director of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) and NTP (National Toxicology Program) as quoted from Medicalnewstoday on Monday June 13, 2011.

Eight compounds classified as carcinogens are:

1. Aristolochic acid
People with kidney disease who consume vegetable products with aristolochic acid were found to have a higher risk of bladder cancer and upper urinary tract. These acids are found in some herbal products such as drugs for inflammation, gout and arthritis.

2. Formaldehyde
We have strong evidence from human studies that show people with high exposure to formaldehyde had a greater risk of nasopharyngeal cancer, sinonasal and myeloid leukemia. This compound is colorless, flammable and used in the production of synthetic fibers, textiles, coating products, preservatives, products for hair straightening.

3. Captafol
These compounds used in fungicides to protect fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants and grasses of the fungus. In the United States already prohibits the use of this compound since 1999, and animal experiments on rats have shown exposure to these compounds could cause tumors.

4. Cobalt-tungsten carbide
These compounds are used for cutting or grinding tool and a few products in the industry. Hard metals are often referred to as cemented.

5. Fiber glass wool
Some glass wool and artificial fibers have been identified can get into the respiratory tract, extremely durable and stay in the lungs for a long time (biopersisten).

6. O-nitrotoluen
Laboratory studies on mice showed tumor formation due to this substance. This substance is used as a dye for paper, leather, silk, wool and cotton as well as for agricultural chemicals, pesticides, petrochemicals, rubber chemicals, materials and medicines. This substance can also be found in water near ammunition facilities and military training facilities.

7. Riddelliine
This substance is found in the plant genus Senecio that grow in sandy areas in the U.S., laboratory study finds higher risk of having liver cancer and leukemia in rats and lung cancer in mice. Exposure in humans could occur if you consume tea, honey, herbal medicine or food from animals fed contaminated plant.

8. Styrene
These synthetic chemicals are used globally in the manufacture of plastics, insulation, iberglass, pipes, food containers, carpet backing and car parts. Human exposure can occur by inhaling styrene from secondhand smoke, building materials and other products. In limited studies indicate a higher risk of lymphohematopoietic cancer and genetic damage in lymphocytes.

Compounds are included in the list of carcinogens does not by itself can cause cancer, but there are many factors that cause cancer, including how long he was exposed and the vulnerability of a person against a particular substance.

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