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


VOL.: 7 (1974) (p. 45)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Ethylenethiourea (ETU) has been tested only by the oral route in rats, producing thyroid carcinomas. The reported increased incidence of liver-cell tumours in 2 strains of mice following oral administration awaits confirmation.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the Working Group.

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987); Vol. 79 (2001)

Last updated: 20 March 1998

    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Ethylenethiourea (Pesticide residues in food: 1988 evaluations Part II Toxicology)
       Ethylenethiourea  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 79, 2001)