Although the in vitro test battery demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity in detecting genotoxic carcinogens, it is poor at correctly identifying noncarcinogens.
What does NC stand for?
NC stands for Noncarcinogen
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We have 130 other meanings of NC in our Acronym Attic
- Non Communiqué (French)
- Non Conformance
- Non-Commissioned Officer (usually seen as NCO)
- Non-Controlled Substance (USA)
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A noncarcinogen can then be defined as a material for which a statistically significant value has yet to be determined.
They also argue that "risk assessments should not assume thresholds for noncarcinogens as well as carcinogens, especially for toxins shown in epidemiologic data to exhibit no apparent threshold and those not yet adequately tested for developmental toxicity.
Benzene is an interesting example as it is a nonchlorinated carcinogen, while many compounds formed by chlorine substitution -- mono-chlorobenzene, pentachlorobenzene, cresol -- are chlorinated noncarcinogens.
Armed with these results, members of the glass industry have petitioned IARC to reclassify glass as a noncarcinogen, currently an ongoing process.
Since the percentages of xylene, cumene and biphenyl in Part I and xylene and biphenyl in Part II are below the SARA diminimus level (1% for noncarcinogens and 0.
Several authors have specifically suggested that the BMDL may serve as a PoD for carcinogens and noncarcinogens alike, leading to an integrated approach to cancer and noncancer risk assessment (Gaylor et al.
What you're really interested in,' hesays, "is not the number of carcinogens found, so much as [an accurate] discrimination between carcinogens and noncarcinogens.