VOL.: 41 (1986) (p. 213)
Chem. Abstr. Name: Iodomethane
No data were available to evaluate the reproductive effects or prenatal toxicity of methyl iodide to experimental animals.
Methyl iodide induces DNA damage and is mutagenic to bacteria in the presence or absence of an exogenous metabolic system. It induces mitotic recombination in yeast and mutations in cultured mammalian cells. It induces transformation in Syrian hamster embryo cells but not in C3H 10T1/2 cells.
No case report or epidemiological study of the carcinogenicity of methyl iodide to humans was available to the Working Group.
No evaluation could be made of the carcinogenicity of methyl iodide to humans.
For definition of the italicized terms, see Preamble Evaluation.
Previous evaluation: Vol. 15 (1977)
Subsequent evaluation: Vol. 71 (1999)
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Methyl iodide (ICSC) Methyl iodide (PIM 341F, French) Methyl Iodide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)