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)
Last updated: 12 March 1998