An advisory group for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released its recommendations for priorities for upcoming IARC monographs on several potentially carcinogenic agents. The IARC periodically releases monographs concerning its positions on potential carcinogens which take into account toxicological, epidemiological, and clinical data on these substances. The monographs are often used in connection with toxic tort litigation to support or dispute medical causation arguments relating to plaintiffs' claimed exposure to the toxicants they claim caused their injuries. In its recommendation, the IARC's advisory panel listed the following agents (among others) it will evaluate for carcinogenicity between 2020 and 2024:

  • Cannabis smoking
  • Breast implants
  • Automotive gasoline
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Talc
  • Non-ionizing radiation (i.e. the low-frequency radiation involved in cellular phone use)
  • Nicotine delivery systems (i.e. vaping products)
  • Diacetyl