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 Working Group.

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 61: Group 3)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


Last updated: 19 March 1998

    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Diazomethane (ICSC)