Carcinogenic: Producing or tending to produce cancer
- Some agents, such as certain chemicals or forms of radiation, are both mutagenic and clastogenic.
- Genetic mutations and/or chromosomal damage can contribute to cancer formation.
Clastogenic: Causing disruption of or breakages in chromosomes
Genotoxic: Damaging to genetic material such as DNA and chromosomes
Mutagenic: Inducing or capable of inducing genetic mutation
Teratogenic: Interfering with fetal development and resulting in birth defects