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ALDRIN

VOL.: 5 (1974) (p. 25)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Aldrin has been tested only by the oral route in rats and mice. The study in mice was considered to be inadequate for evaluation. Studies in rats were negative in two cases and inadequate in two others.

Aldrin is metabolized to dieldrin, so that exposure to aldrin also involves exposure to dieldrin (see monograph on dieldrin).

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

The epidemiological study which was carried out on occupationally exposed workers does not allow any conclusions to be drawn concerning the existence of an excess risk of developing cancer.

Aldrin is metabolized into dieldrin, so that exposure to aldrin also involves exposure to dieldrin (see monograph on dieldrin).

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987)


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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Aldrin (ICSC)
       Aldrin (PIM 573)
       Aldrin (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1)
       Aldrin (FAO/PL:CP/15)
       Aldrin (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1)