Talk:Carcinogen

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Toxicology task force[edit]

Just wanted to announce the creation of a new Toxicology Task Force under WikiProject Medicine. Feel free to come and sign up. Thanks -- Jrtayloriv (talk) 04:06, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Section on "Carcinogens in cigarettes"[edit]

Article says: "One of these is a compound marketed as a rat poison." Does not state what compound this is and what levels are found in cigarette smoke. The reference leads to a page defining carbon monoxide, which certainly is not the rat poison referred to. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.216.241.103 (talk) 23:07, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Agreed, italian food contains a substance marketed as a roach and ant pesticide (Rosemary), but this is not generally considered frightening. Also, how many is "many"? The wikipedia article linkes says that there are 19 know carcinogens. I guess "4000 chemicals" sounds scarier. 70.171.204.39 (talk) 22:37, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

--175.39.11.38 (talk) 08:15, 13 July 2013 (UTC)== Removed reference to Marie Curie ==

According to the article on Marie Curie, she did not die of cancer from radiation but rather from aplastic anemia (that page includes a reference). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.122.6.250 (talk) 18:42, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Carcinogen pictogram[edit]

The hazard pictogram is described as the symbol for carcinogenicity, but GHS does not have a specific symbol for this. That pictogram indicates one (or more) of several different hazards, one of which is carcinogenicity. A little misleading - most substances with that pictogram will actually have a 'lesser' hazard. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GHS_hazard_pictograms (where references are quoted). MrStabley (talk) 00:51, 11 April 2014 (UTC)