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Main Title Carcinogenic Effects of Acrylamide in Sencar and A/J Mice.
Author Bull, R. J. ; Robinson, M. ; Laurie, R. D. ; Stoner, G. D. ; Greisiger, E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. ;Medical Coll. of Ohio at Toledo.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/091;
Stock Number PB84-244060
Additional Subjects Bioassay ; Carcinogens ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Lung ; Environmental surveys ; Mice ; Laboratory animals ; Mutagens ; Salmonella ; Bacteria ; Air pollution ; Reprints ; Acrylamide ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Carbamic acid/(ethyl-ester)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-244060 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 9p
Acrylamide structurally resembles vinyl carbamate, a proposed proximate carcinogenic form of ethyl carbamate. To test the hypothesis that acrylamide should possess carcinogenic properties, it was tested in the Salmonella-microsome assay for point mutation, as a skin tumor initiator in the Sencar mouse, and for its ability to induce lung adenomas in the A/J mouse. Acrylamide was found to be without activity as a mutagen in Salmonella strains TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98, and TA 100 both in the presence and absence of rat liver microsomes using both the plate and liquid suspension assays. However, acrylamide was found to approximate ethyl carbamate in potency as a tumor initiator in the skin of the female Sencar mice. As with ethyl carbamate, acrylamide was more potent by systemic routes of administration relative to topical application. Acrylamide was also found to induce lung adenomas in male and female A/J mice using both the p.o. and i.p. routes of administration. Acrylamide was approximately one-seventh as potent as ethyl carbamate in the induction of lung adenomas. These data confirm the hypothesis that acrylamide possesses carcinogenic properties similar to ethyl carbamate.