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Key References
EnviroChem and Cancer Database

The following are key references from for the EnviroChem and Cancer database. A full bibliography is also available.

Bennett, L.M. and Davis, B.J. (2002) Identification of mammary carcinogens in rodent bioassays, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, 39:150-157.

Dunnick, J.K et al. (1995) Chemically induced mammary gland cancer in the National Toxicology Program's carcinogenesis bioassay, Carcinogenesis, 16:173-179.

DHHS, Report on Carcinogens, 10th ed. Carcinogen Profiles 2002, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program. Online version available at: (cited April, 2004). Website can be searched by entering either chemical name, CAS #, or synonym.

FDA, Catalog of FDA Approved Drug Products, US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Online version available at: (cited April 2004). Searchable by drug name or active ingredient.

Household Products Database National Library of Medicine (cited April 2004). Search ingredients by chemical or CAS Registry Number.

IARC Monographs Program on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans at: Website can be searched by entering either chemical name, CAS # or synonym (cited April 2004).

MSDS, Material Data Safety Sheets, a free searchable interface of 250,000 entries is maintained by Cornell University is available at: (cited April 2004). A useful glossary of terms:

General OSHA website: (OSHA web sites cited April 2004)

   - Benzene OSHA reference:
   - Ethylene oxide OSHA reference:
   - OSHA Information regarding EXPOSURE LIMITS, which are set by OSHA regarding a worker's permissible exposure limit to a hazardous chemical in the workplace can be found at: Chemicals can be searched alphabetically or CAS #.
   - OSHA Information on the HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD can be found at: and

NTP Technical Report Abstracts of "Chemicals Associated with Site-Specific Tumor Induction in Mammary Gland," linked to a list of these chemicals at: (cited April 2004).

Physician's Desk Reference (2004) PDR 58th Edition, Thompson PDR, Montvale, NJ.

Snedeker, S.M. (2002) Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk; Why is There Concern?, Fact Sheet no. 45, Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 8 pages.

Key References for ECCD compiled by Michael Goldman, undergraduate independent study student and Dr. Suzanne Snedeker, BCERF Associate Director for Translational Research, April 2004.

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