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Open Journal of Oncology

ISSN: 2075-9096
Volume 4, 2017

Open Journal of Oncology, 2014, 3-1 [Review Article]

Environmental Carcinogens and the Kinds of Cancers They Cause
Aaron J. Smith, John Oertle, Dino Prato*
Envita Medical Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260, USA

Corresponding Author & Address:

Dino Prato*
Envita Medical Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260, USA; Email: DinoPrato@envita.com

Article History:
Published: 1st December, 2014   Accepted: 1st December, 2014
Received: 10th September, 2014   Revised: 31st October, 2014

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Keywords: Tobacco, Organochlorines, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Volatile Organic Compounds, Pesticides, Radiation, Asbestos, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, Radon, Virus, Bacteria, Trematodes, and Fungi.


Environmental carcinogens are ubiquitous but often avoidable if aware of the inherent dangers. These environmental carcinogens often involve synthetic derivatives of industrial byproducts in addition to solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, radioisotopes, and even carcinogenic microbes. The likelihood of being exposed to carcinogens in one’s lifetime is highly probable, especially with regard to sun exposure or even radon. Although there are far too many carcinogens to either list or explain in one review, this document contains a wide variety of well-known and lesser known carcinogens found in the environment.

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