Lists of IARC Evaluations

Important: These lists should be read only in conjunction with the IARC Preamble and it is strongly recommended to refer also to the individual Monographs concerning the agents, mixtures and exposures in which you maybe interested. These lists will be updated regularly.

Complete List of all Monographs and Supplements published to date

In the first 88 volumes of Monographs series, some 900 agents (chemicals, groups of chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, cultural habits, biological or physical agents) have been evaluated.

Each monograph consists of a brief description, where appropriate,of the potential exposure to the agent or mixture, by providing data on chemical and physical properties, methods of analysis, methods and volumes of production, use and occurrence. For exposure circumstances, a history and description of the exposure are given. Then, the relevant epidemiological studies are summarized. Subsequent sections cover evidence for carcinogenicity obtained in experimental animals, and a brief description of other relevant data, such as toxicity and genetic effects. The Agency makes every effort to ensure that the factual material presented is reported without bias, and it is meticulously checked for accuracy.

The Monographs are used widely by research scientists, public health authorities and national and international regulatory authorities. These users apply the information contained in the monographs in different ways, but it is hoped that none use the overall evaluations of carcinogenicity in isolation from the body of scientific evidence on which they are based.

In the following lists, the agents, mixtures or exposures are classified as to their carcinogenic risk to humans in accordance with the procedures adopted as standard IARC practice:

Group 1: The agent (mixture) is carcinogenic to humans. The exposure circumstance entails exposures that are carcinogenic to humans.

Group 2 (two classifications):

Group 2A: The agent (mixture) is probably carcinogenic to humans. The exposure circumstance entails exposures that are probably carcinogenic to humans.
Group 2B: The agent (mixture) is possibly carcinogenic to humans. The exposure circumstance entails exposures that are possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Group 3: The agent (mixture, or exposure circumstance) is not classifiable as to carcinogenicity in humans.

Group 4: The agent (mixture, exposure circumstance) is probably not carcinogenic to humans.

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Last updated: 22 July 2004