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