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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cloruro vinílico

Vinyl chloride (VINE-uhl KLOR-ide)
A substance used to make plastics. Exposure to vinyl chloride may increase the risk of developing liver, brain, and lung cancers; lymphoma; and leukemia.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.