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

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs)

VOL.: 7 (1974) (p. 261)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

A limited number of PCBs have been tested. Kanechlor 500 and Aroclor 1254 are carcinogenic in mice inducing benign and malignant liver-cell tumours following oral administration, the only route tested. In rats, Kanechlor 500, 400 and 300 induced multiple hyperplastic liver nodules following oral administration.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

In the absence of epidemiological studies the available case report does not allow an evaluation to be made.

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 18 (1978); Suppl. 7 (1987)


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