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New compounds discovered that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

January 6, 2014

grilling of meat over a flame Researchers have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions--such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat--that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens. These compounds were not previously known to exist. Full Story

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