A DECOS draft report summarises the carcinogenic and genotoxic effects of diglycidylresorcinol ether. The Committee concludes that the compound induces tumours in rodents treated orally, probably via a genotoxic mechanism, hence it recommends classifying diglycidylresorcinol ether in category 1B for carcinogenicity (presumed to be carcinogenic to man) and in category 2 for mutagenicity (substances that may induce heritable mutations in the germ cells of humans).

Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety (DECOS), a Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands (2015). Diglycidylresorcinolether – Evaluation of the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity. Draft. 11 September 2015. http://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/sites/default/files/draft_diglycidylresorcinolether_2015.pdf

 

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