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Document ID (ISN)57682
CIS number 92-523
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gollins W.J.F.
Title Dimethylformamide and testicular cancer
Bibliographic information 2 Feb. 1991, Vol.337, No.8736, p.306-307. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) dimethylformamide; tanning industry; aircraft repair and maintenance; testicular cancer
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Amides
Aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry
Footwear, leather and fur industry