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


VOL.: 1 (1972) (p. 175)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Sterigmatocystin is carcinogenic in the rat. It has produced liver tumours following oral administration and local sarcomas following subcutaneous administration.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

Sterigmatocystin-producing fungi are known to be present in food grains, but surveys of human foods have not produced evidence of exposure.

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 10 (1976); Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 72: Group 2B)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.

Last updated: 16 March 1998

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Sterigmatocystin (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 10, 1976)