Publications from the Carcinogenic Potency Project

Gold, L.S., Slone, T.H., and Bernstein, L. Summary of carcinogenic potency (TD50) and positivity for 492 rodent carcinogens in the Carcinogenic Potency Database. Environmental Health Perspectives 79: 259-272 (1989).

A tabulation of carcinogenic potency (TD50) by species for 492 chemicals that induce tumors in rats or mice is presented. Using the Carcinogenic Potency Database, experimental results are summarized by indicating in which sex-species groups the chemical was tested and the respective evaluations of carcinogenicity. A comparison of three summary measures of TD50 for chemicals with more than one positive experiment per species, shows that the most potent TD50 value is similar to measures that average values or functions of values. This tabulation can be used to investigate associations between rodent potency and other factors such as mutagenicity, teratogenicity, chemical structure, and human exposure.

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