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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Summaries & Evaluations

BENZO(j)FLUORANTHENE

VOL.: 3 (1973) (p. 82)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Benzo(j)fluoranthene has only been tested in mice by repeated skin painting, in which a high incidence of skin carcinomas was obtained. It has not been tested by other routes in the mouse or in other species.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

No case reports or epidemiological studies on the significance of benzo(j)fluoranthene exposure to man are available. However, coal-tar and other materials which are known to be carcinogenic to man may contain benzo(j)fluoranthene. The substance has also been detected in other environmental situations. The possible contribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from some environmental sources to the overall carcinogenic risk to man is discussed in the General Remarks.

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 32 (1983); Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 58: Group 2B)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


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