Carcinogen Program

Determine if known or suspected carcinogens are in your inventory, and find out how to handle and store them safely.

Strict laws govern research use of materials known or suspected to be carcinogenic. Check the listings below to find out if your inventory includes known or suspected carcinogens. Then, follow the appropriate handling procedure if a chemical you intend to use is a known or suspected carcinogen.

Carcinogen search/listings:

The 13th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that areknown or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.

NTP (National Toxicology Program). 2014. Report on Carcinogens, Thirteenth Edition. Research Triangle Park, NC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.

Handling procedures for Known or Reasonably Anticipated to be Human Carcinogens:

Procedures for using particularly Hazardous Chemicals (PHC) in Rodents, for animal experiments using any of the following:

  • Carcinogens regulated by Cal/OSHA
  • Known or suspect carcinogens, antineoplastic (chemotherapy) drugs, and investigational new drugs

If you have questions, please contact your Department Safety Advisor.