"The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC
) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO).
mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human
cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific
strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both
epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific
information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships."
It has collaborated to and published many highly recognized scientific publications.
Most publications are availaible from the webpage IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to humans ,
"The IARC Monographs series publishes authoritative independent
assessments by international experts of the carcinogenic risks posed to
humans by a variety of agents, mixtures and exposures."
distinguishes between four groups of compounds or physical factors
based on the existing scientific evidence for carcinogenicity: Standard IARC classification
(Source: IARC website )