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


VOL.: 12 (1976) (p. 115)

CAS No.: 20941-65-5
Chem. Abstr. Name: Tetrakis(diethylcarbamodithioato-S,S')tellurium

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Ethyl tellurac has been tested by oral administration and by single subcutaneous injection in two strains of mice. There was a small but significant increase in the number of lung tumours in males and females of one strain combined after its oral administration. The available data are insufficient to allow an evaluation of the carcinogenicity of this compound.

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.


Last updated: 25 March 1998

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