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


VOL.: 12 (1976) (p. 217)

CAS No.: 148-18-5
Chem. Abstr. Name: Diethylcarbamodithioic acid, sodium salt

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Sodium diethyldithiocarbamate has been tested by oral administration and by single subcutaneous injection in two strains of mice. Although it produced an increase in the incidence of liver-cell tumours in males of one strain and a slight increase of lung tumours in males of the other strain following its oral administration, the available data are insufficient to make 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. 71: Group 3)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


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