Editorial - Allied Journal of Medical Research (2021) Volume 5, Issue 3
Thresholds for carcinogens.
A carcinogen is a chemical or agent that has the potential to cause cancer. Non-genotoxic carcinogens and genotoxic carcinogens are two types of carcinogens. The level of exposure below which there is no risk of cancer is known as the threshold. Any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, or the production of cancer, is referred to as a carcinogen. This could be owing to the potential to harm the genome or to cellular metabolic processes being disrupted. Several radioactive compounds are carcinogens, but their cancer-causing properties are related to the radiation they emit, such as gamma rays and alpha particles.Author(s): Michael Markiewicz