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What is a carcinogen? What are the carcinogenic elements?

So what is a carcinogen? According to Wikipedia, a carcinogen is defined below. A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. Several radioactive substances are considered carcinogens, but their carcinogenic activity is attributed to the radiation, for example gamma rays and alpha particles, […]