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

ETHYLENETHIOUREA

VOL.: 7 (1974) (p. 45)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal carcinogenicity data

Ethylenethiourea (ETU) has been tested only by the oral route in rats, producing thyroid carcinomas. The reported increased incidence of liver-cell tumours in 2 strains of mice following oral administration awaits confirmation.

5.2 Human carcinogenicity data

No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the Working Group.

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987); Vol. 79 (2001)


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