Examples of carcinogen in a Sentence
Cigarette smoke contains known carcinogens.
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Among smokers, who are already exposed to carcinogens, the effect of taking anything that impairs these cellular processes could be even more likely to lead to cancer.
Refilling your reusable bottle with unfiltered tap water could expose you to carcinogens.
Plus the World Health Organization classifies alcohol as a carcinogen.
Last year, the Ocean View School District, based in Huntington Beach, stopped using the chemical herbicide Roundup, the main ingredient of which, glyphosate, the state classifies as a possible carcinogen.
The second leading cause of failure was piperonyl butoxide, a chemical used with other insecticides to boost effectiveness that the EPA says is a possible human carcinogen.
Their analysis found 267 different contaminants across the country, including lead, nitrate and the carcinogen Chromium-6, which was famously featured in the movie Erin Brockovich.
Potatoes can produce a carcinogen compound in their skin.
Wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages contain a carcinogen, ethyl alcohol, which researchers believe might be linked to cancer.
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Definition of carcinogen for English Language Learners
medical : a substance that can cause cancer
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