Further to its meeting in February 2013, IARC has released a monograph assessing the carcinogenic potential of polybrominated biphenyls. The working group classified these compounds as Group 2A (“probably carcinogenic to humans”) on the basis of increased incidences of liver tumours seen in rats exposed by gavage or in the diet.

A monograph on structurally-related polychlorinated biphenyls (discussed at the same meeting) will be published soon.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (2014). IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Volume 107. Polybrominated biphenyls. http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol107/mono107-002.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the December 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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