|Document ID (ISN)||57682|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Dimethylformamide and testicular cancer
||2 Feb. 1991, Vol.337, No.8736, p.306-307. 7 ref.
||Letter to the editor. Studies on leather tanners and aircraft maintenance men have associated testicular cancer with exposure to dimethylformamide (DMF). However, DMF lacks mutagenic activity in animals and other studies of industrial populations have shown no causal relation between exposure to DMF and the cancers studied. It is suggested that DMF may simply be acting as a solvent which facilitates absorption through the skin of dissolved carcinogens.
||dimethylformamide; tanning industry; aircraft repair and maintenance; testicular cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the reproductive system
Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry