A possible carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) primarily used in the production of the elastomer polychloroprene (neoprene). The US government in 2000 classified chloroprene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen." In laboratory animal studies of chloroprene, cancer was observed in multiple organs of multiple species following long-term inhalation exposures.

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chlo·ro·prene (klorґo-prēn) an organic compound used in the synthesis of neoprene rubber; it is toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption, causes lung and liver cancer, and also affects the reproductive system.

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