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


VOL.: 12 (1976) (p. 107)

CAS No.: 5456-28-0
Chem. Abstr. Name: Tetrakis(diethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')selenium

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Ethyl selenac has been tested by oral administration and by single subcutaneous injection in two strains of mice. It produced an increased incidence of liver-cell tumours in males of one strain but did not significantly increase the incidence of tumours in the other. The available data are insufficient to allow an evaluation of the carcinogenicity of this compound to be made.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

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

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 63: Group 3)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


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