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carcinogenic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
carcinogeniccar‧cin‧o‧gen‧ic /ˌkɑːsənəˈdʒenɪk◂ $ ˌkɑːr-/ adjective  MIlikely to cause cancer a carcinogenic substance
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carcinogenicBlue asbestos is known to be highly carcinogenic.Give any large areas a squirt of zinc chromate primer but beware - it is very toxic and carcinogenic.They are carcinogenic and cause infertility in many species.This is hardly surprising: the two most carcinogenic compounds ever detected are produced by diesel engines.These have a carcinogenic effect in 39 animal species, including primates.The exhaust will also have to be fitted with filters to trap the particulates and their carcinogenic PAHs.It also is suggested by some studies that there are carcinogenic properties emanating from those products.A proposal to increase the number of people poisoning our rivers or those producing carcinogenic substances would not be too popular.The rain is rich in benzene and hydrocarbons, which can be carcinogenic, together with sulphur dioxide and other pollutants.
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