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Table 5 Carcinogenicity classification on the ingredients in household chemical products

From: Hazard Classification of Household Chemical Products in Korea according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of Chemicals

Carcinogenicity Cleaning agents and polishing agents Bleaches, disinfectants and germicides Total
IARC*    
    Group 1 2 5 2
    Group 2A 0 0 0
    Group 2B 2 1 2
    Group 3 8 11 8
ACGIH    
    A1 0 2 0
    A2 1 3 1
    A3 1 2 1
    A4 5 4 5
EU    
    Category 1 3 3 3
    Category 2 5 2 5
    Category 3 0 1 0
NTP§    
    R 0 1 0
    K 1 4 1
  1. (N = 272 chemical substances)
  2. *International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
  3. Group 1: carcinogenic to humans, Group 2A: probably carcinogenic to humans, Group 2B: possibly carcinogenic to humans, Group 3: not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans, Group 4: probably not carcinogenic to humans.
  4. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
  5. A1: confirmed human carcinogen, A2: suspected human carcinogen, A3: animal carcinogen, A4: Not classifiable as a human carcinogen.
  6. European Union, EU.
  7. Category 1: Substances known to be carcinogenic to humans. Category 2: Substances which should be regarded as if they are carcinogenic to humans. Category 3: Substances which cause concern for humans, owing to possible carcinogenic effects but in respect of which the available information is not adequate for making a satisfactory assessment.
  8. §National Toxicology Program (NTP).
  9. K known to be human carcinogens.
  10. R reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.
  11. CAS no. 7440-47-3. Overlapping of ACGIH A1 and A4 as a chemical substance that belongs to salts and chemical products.