In pathology, a carcinogen is any substance or agent that promotes cancer. Carcinogens are also often, but not necessarily, mutagens or teratogens. Carcinogens may cause cancer by altering cellular metabolism or damaging DNA directly in cells, which interferes with normal biological processes. Aflatoxin B1, which is produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus growing on stored grains, nuts and peanut butter, is an example of a potent, naturally-occurring microbial carcinogen. Cooking protein-r ...
Wikipedia - [full article]

Carcinogens Articles

  • Artificial Sweeteners
    ... Key Points Artificial sweeteners are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is no evidence that the regulated artificial sweeteners on the market in the United States are rela...
  • Asbestos Exposure: Questions and Answers
    ... Key Points “Asbestos” is the name given to a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers (see Question 1). Exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, mesoth...