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

(Group 3)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.

VOL.: 46 (1989) (p. 359)

CAS No.: 789-07-1
Chem. Abstr. Name: Pyrene, 2-nitro-

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Exposure data

2-Nitropyrene has been measured at low concentrations in ambient air.

5.2 Experimental data

No adequate data were available to the Working Group to evaluate the carcinogenicity of 2-nitropyrene in experimental animals.

5.3 Human data

No data were available to the Working Group.

5.4 Other relevant data

2-Nitropyrene was mutagenic to bacteria.

5.5 Evaluation

There is inadequate evidence for the carcinogenicity in experimental animals of 2-nitropyrene.

No data were available from studies in humans on the carcinogenicity of 2-nitropyrene.

Overall evaluation

2-Nitropyrene is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3).

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