Putting carcinogens into context: understanding the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s ratings

The OCRC has prepared an Ontario Cancer Fact that describes how the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies carcinogens. Increasingly, when a new substance is identified as a carcinogen, it becomes a major news story. For example, when radiofrequency electromagnetic fields were classified as a possible carcinogen, it raised many questions about whether cell phones are safe to use. Understanding the range of classifications and the meanings behind them can help put these stories into context.

Link to the fact sheet and accompanying slide presentation