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Glossary:Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR)

Carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic chemicals, abbreviated as CMR chemicals, make up the first and most toxic category of the toxicity classes into which hazardous chemicals can be subdivided, according to EU legislation.

Carcinogenic chemicals can cause or promote cancers. Mutagenic chemicals can cause genetic mutations. Reprotoxic chemicals can damage the reproductive process.

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