7 Carcinogens added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

On November 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released it’s 14th Report on Carcinogens, or RoC. This report includes 248 chemicals, agents, substances, viruses, etc, that are known to, or have reason to believe, they cause cancer in humans. Five of the seven new substances added to this latest report are detailed in the infographic below. These include Cobalt, the Herpes Virus, Epstein-Barr Virus, Merkel Cell Polyoma-Virus, and Trichloroethylene. Information about these cancer causing agents is below.

Chemicals, substances, agents added to list of known carcinogens
5 carcinogens added to RoC

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