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The mouse skin-carcinogenicity of a mutagenic fraction from beech wood dusts

: Mohtashamipur, E.; Norpoth, K.; Ernst, H.; Mohr, U.

Carcinogenesis 10 (1989), No.3, pp.483-487
ISSN: 0143-3334
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ITA ( ITEM) ()
beech wood dust; carcinogenicity; mouse; mouse-skin carcinogenicity; mutagenicity; skin tumor; wood dust

A life-time mouse-skin carcinogenicity assay was conducted using female NMRI mice to evaluate the possible direct carcinogenic activity of mutagenic fraction isolated from beech wood dust. The results suggest that beech wood dust contains mutagenic and carcinogenic constituents.