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List of IARC Group 3 carcinogens

Substances, mixtures and exposure circumstances in this list have been classified by the IARC as Group 3: The agent (mixture or exposure circumstance) is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. This category is used most commonly for agents, mixtures and exposure circumstances for which the evidence of carcinogenicity is inadequate in humans and inadequate or limited in experimental animals. Exceptionally, agents (mixtures) for which the evidence of carcinogenicity is inadequate in humans but sufficient in experimental animals may be placed in this category when there is strong evidence that the mechanism of carcinogenicity in experimental animals does not operate in humans. Agents, mixtures and exposure circumstances that do not fall into any other group are also placed in this category.

Further details can be found in the IARC Monographs.

Agents and groups of agents


  • Bitumens , steam-refined, cracking-residue and air-refined
  • Crude oil
  • Diesel fuels, distillate (light)
  • Fuel oils, distillate (light)
  • Jet fuel
  • Mate
  • Mineral oils, highly-refined
  • Petroleum solvents
  • Printing inks
  • Tea
  • Terpene polychlorinates (Strobane®)

Exposure circumstances

  • Flat-glass and specialty glass (manufacture of)
  • Hair colouring products (personal use of)
  • Leather goods manufacture
  • Leather tanning and processing
  • Lumber and sawmill industries (including logging)
  • Paint manufacture (occupational exposure in)
  • Pulp and paper manufacture
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