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is citronella a carcinogen?

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Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May prevent cancer: Citronella is a plant essential oil used as an insect repellent and non-specific therapeutic agent in alternative medicine. It is not believed to be a carcinogen, although methods of testing have been almost entirely as topical agent. A search conducted in the national library of medicine revealed no evidence that it caused cancer and some suggestion that it reduces cancer in mice.
Answered on May 7, 2019

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