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European Chemicals Agency doesn’t classify glyphosate as a carcinogen – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 16th, 2017.

The European Chemicals Agency Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction. The committee has maintained its current classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to […]

‘Very hot’ drinks probably cause cancer, coffee redeemed – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 16th, 2016.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency has found no conclusive evidence that coffee causes cancer but that drinking very hot drinks (65 °C or above) probably causes cancer of the oesophagus. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said the finding suggests that it is the temperature of drinks rather than the drinks themselves […]

Diesel engine exhaust: carcinogenic to humans

John Kerr posted in on June 14th, 2012.

A World Health Organisation agency has unanimously decided, based on the available evidence, that diesel fumes are linked to cancer. After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO),  classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based […]

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