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  1. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have devised a system of categories to evaluate the carcinogenicity of an agent to humans. An agent is classified based on scientific evidence derived from human and experimental animal studies and from mechanistic and other relevant data.

  2. carcinogenicity and mechanistic and other relevant data. The terms probably carcinogenic and possibly carcinogenic have no quantitative significance and are used simply as descriptors of different levels of evidence of human carcinogenicity, with probably carcinogenic signifying a higher level of evidence than possibly carcinogenic. Group 2A ...

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  3. Oct 26, 2015 · The IARC is a part of the WHO. The IARC’s system was developed to classify different chemical agents, mixtures, or exposures, into one of five groups depending on the evidence for their cancer-causing potential, or carcinogenicity. They began publishing their categorisations in 1971, and since then have assessed over 900 different agents.

  4. Oct 19, 2020 · IARC defines a Group 2B classification as “the agent is possibly carcinogenic to humans.” This category is used by IARC when there is only limited scientific evidence in human studies that a compound increases cancer risk in humans and when there is sufficient evidence of an increased cancer risk in experimental animals.

  5. IARC Monographs on the Identification of Carcinogenic Hazards to Humans. FR. Donate now. News. Meetings. Classifications. Publications. ... IARC HANDBOOKS OF CANCER ...

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