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

TETRAETHYL- AND TETRAMETHYLLEAD

VOL.: 2 (1973) (p. 150)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

The Working Group was not aware of any adequate inhalation study on TEL or TML.

The Working Group could not evaluate the significance of the development of lymphoma in female Swiss mice given TEL s.c. shortly after birth, because this type of tumour occurs spontaneously and in variable incidence in this strain of mouse.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

Accidental exposure to toxic doses of TEL or TML may occur during their addition to gasoline. No studies to assess the cancer experience of exposed individuals have been reported.

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 23 (1980); Suppl. 7 (1987)


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