suspected carcinogen ?

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Arvind Singh Pundir
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suspected carcinogen ?

i have general querry on some chemicals its written suspected carcinogen what does that suspected mean for example DAB, NOVA RED in IHC we use is always mentioned as Suspected carcinogen , is that not conformed that its a carcinogen or not ? and how does they decide that ?

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hthey are numerous but i will

hthey are numerous but i will write some of them commonly used in labs in order to handle them with care...
5)-Cadmium and cadmium compounds
8)_DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)

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Suspected carcinogens are

Suspected carcinogens are substances which are carcinogenic in animals or have limited evidence of being carcinogenic in human beings.
Scientific organizations such as National Toxicology Program (NTP), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) can designate carcinogenic status (knowm or suspected) to substances.
Hope this is helpful.

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Are weak beta emitters like

Are weak beta emitters like tritium carcinogenic????
I recently came across an article where it was mentioed that gamma particles are most dangerous followed with alpha and beta even thugh they are more penetrative in air but are least harmful. Most of the times the beta radiations are stopped by the skin itself.
I was surprized to go through the article as all my life I thought and followed that gamma are mot dangerous and alph are least but it turned out to be beta as the least harmful of the three,