Carcinogenic - Definition

March 2017


A carcinogenic refers to anything that promotes or aggravates the appearance of a cancerous disease. It may be a chemical or radiological (X-ray) agent, a risk factor (hereditary trait), exposure to certain agents in the work environment, etc. There exist a wide variety of carcinogenic factors. However, it is important to distinguish external factors, such as chemical products, from internal factors, such as hereditary phenomena, disorders and disturbances within the organism.


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