International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Summaries & Evaluations
VOL.: 7 (1974) (p. 223)
CAS No.: 334-88-3
5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation
5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data
Limited studies indicate that diazomethane is carcinogenic in mice and
rats, the only species tested. In mice it increased the incidence
of lung tumours following skin application; and exposure to the gas
induced lung tumours in rats.
5.2 Human carcinogenicity data
No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the
Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 61: Group 3)
For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.
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