Carcinogen Alphabet: “Q” for Quinoline

Quinoline occurs in petroleum and shale oil processing, and is found in groundwater and soil at coal tar and creosote-contaminated sites. A high production volume chemical, Quinoline is used to produce a variety of drugs and dyes. There has been no studies on its effects on humans however laboratory animal experiments have shown carcinogenic effects.

The IARC working group has classified Quinoline as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” making it a Group 2B carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals.

In support of the “No Time to Lose” Campaign the SEL Group will be running an “Alphabet of Carcinogens” campaign and each week we shall release details regarding a different well known carcinogen.

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