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

9-NITROANTHRACENE

VOL.: 33 (1984) (p. 179)

CAS No.: 602-60-8
Chem. Abstr. Name: Anthracene, 9-nitro-

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Experimental data

No study of the carcinogenicity of 9-nitroanthracene to experimental animals was available to the Working Group.

9-Nitroanthracene was mutagenic to Salmonella typhimurium in the presence and absence of an exogenous metabolic system.

5.2 Human data

Environmental exposure to 9-nitroanthracene occurs, as it is a constituent of particulate matter in diesel exhaust and in urban air and has been found in one type of carbon black that is no longer produced commercially. 9-Nitroanthracene is produced only for research purposes.

No case report or epidemiological study was available to the Working Group.

5.3 Evaluation

No data were available to evaluate the carcinogenicity of 9-nitroanthracene to humans or to experimental animals.

No evaluation of the carcinogenicity of 9-nitroanthracene to humans could be made.

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 67: Group 3)

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