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


VOL.: 15 (1977) (p. 245)

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal data

Methyl iodide is carcinogenic in rats, inducing local sarcomas after single or repeated subcutaneous injections. In a study in which only a few mice were used, it caused an increased incidence of lung tumours after its intraperitoneal injection.

5.2 Human data

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

Subsequent evaluations: Vol. 41 (1986); Vol. 71 (1999)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.

Last updated: 13 April 1999

    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Methyl iodide (ICSC)
       Methyl iodide (PIM 341F, French)
       Methyl Iodide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 41, 1986)
       Methyl Iodide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)