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Unformatted text preview: 1 Carcinogenic and Toxic Carcinogenic and Toxic Compounds Compounds Carcinogenic Compounds Cancer -- Numerous different diseases involving the uncontrolled growth of cells Lung cancer, Bone cancer, Breast cancer, Prostate cancer, Leukemia Causes -- Genetic changes, genetic damage, chemicals, the environment, viruses, fungi, radiation, smoke, carcinogens. Cancer often develops years after exposure. Lung cancer Lung cancer Breast cancer Breast cancer Carcinogens Carcinogens-- Agents which induce cancer in man or laboratory animals Mutagens Mutagens -- Agents which cause biological mutation Teratogens Teratogens -- Agents which cause the formation of abnormal individuals Birth defects 2 Hg - Mercury - Industrial waste, Fungicides, Biosolids Complexes with sulfhydryls on amino acids. Causes nerve damage. Toxic heavy metals Toxic heavy metals Pb - Lead - Smelting, Airborne particulates, Industrial waste, Biosolids Causes mental retardation in children....
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