When we hear something might cause cancer our first reaction is often to think that we need to avoid it at all costs. But often it’s not that simple. Find out what questions you should ask when you see news about something that could cause cancer. Asking questions can help you better understand the information and decide if it is something you might need to act on.
This page provides lists of substances and exposures that are known or suspected to cause cancer. To help put these lists into context, some related information is included on how different agencies and groups test and classify possible carcinogens.
Labels warning that a product contains compounds that may cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm are now required on many household
items sold in California. But people in other states may see them as
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