International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - 
                Summaries and Evaluations 

           In 1969, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
           initiated a programme on the evaluation of the carcinogenic risk
           of chemicals to humans involving the production of critically
           evaluated monographs on individual chemicals. In 1980 and 1986,
           the programme was expanded to include evaluations of carcinogenic
           risks associated with exposures to complex mixtures and other

           The objective of the programme is to elaborate and publish in 
           the form of monographs critical reviews of data on
           carcinogenicity for agents to which humans are known to be
           exposed and on specific exposure situations; to evaluate these
           data in terms of human risk with the help of international
           working groups of experts in chemical carcinogenesis and related
           fields;and to indicate where additional research efforts are

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       Toxicological Abbreviations