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


VOL.: 1 (1972) (p. 69)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Auramine is carcinogenic in the mouse and rat. Given orally, it has produced liver tumours in these two species. No tumours were obtained in the only experiment in the dog and in the rabbit. The purity of the auramine used in these experiments is not known.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

One epidemiological study indicates that the open manufacture of auramine presents an occupational bladder cancer risk. .

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987)

Last updated: 12 March 1998

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