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  • Posted: 04/07/2006
  • Reviewed: 11/04/2010

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Other Carcinogens: Vinyl Chloride

Vinyl chloride is used in the plastics industry and has been associated with lung cancer and with angiosarcomas (blood-vessel tumors) of the liver and brain. Most people are not routinely exposed to vinyl chloride unless they work in plastics manufacturing plants. People who live close to such plants also may be exposed through contaminated air.

Other Carcinogens: Vinyl Chloride