Regulating Carcinogens

Jonathan M. Samet, Thomas A. Burke, Lynn Goldman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides a broad overview of governmental regulatory approaches to controlling exposures to carcinogens. It focuses specifically on statutes related to the United States, while giving lesser coverage to approaches in Europe. The focus is at the federal level, even though states may also promulgate regulations. Topics discussed include the identification of carcinogens, principles underlying regulations for carcinogens, and carcinogen regulation outside the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Epidemiology and Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865062
ISBN (Print)0195149610, 9780195149616
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Cancer prevention
  • Carcinogens
  • Government regulation
  • Health policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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