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Document ID (ISN)57575
CIS number 92-514
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Monaco M., Dominici R., Barisano P., Di Palermo G.
Title Mutagenicity of barium chloride tested in Salmonella typhimurium
Original title Studio dell'attivitÓ mutagena del bario cloruro in Salmonella typhimurium [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1990, Vol.81, No.1, p.54-64. 24 ref.
Abstract Barium chloride, which is an important industrial chemical used in pigments, lacquers, dyes, glass and pesticide production, leather tanning and cloth dying, was tested on Salmonella typhimurium strains by the reverse mutation test, with and without metabolic activation , in order to assess its possible genotoxic effects and any possible action with respect to standard mutagens (sodium azide, 9-aminoacridine, 2-nitrofluorene, mitomycine-C, 2 aminoacridine). Using the platelet incorporation technique, barium chloride at various progressive concentrations gave negative results under the experimental conditions of the study.
Descriptors (primary) barium chloride; mutagenic effects
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenicity tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures