Selenium, Elemental

CAS RN:7782-49-2

Carcinogenicity Evidence

Cancer Classification: Group D Not Classifiable as to Human Carcinogenicity
CLASSIFICATION: D; not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity.
BASIS FOR CLASSIFICATION: Based on inadequate human data and inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in animals. The evidence for various selenium compounds in animal and mutagenicity studies is conflicting and difficult to interpret; however, evidence for selenium sulfide is sufficient for a B2 (probable human carcinogen) classification.
HUMAN CARCINOGENICITY DATA: Inadequate.
ANIMAL CARCINOGENICITY DATA: Inadequate.
Classification of carcinogenicity: 1) evidence in humans: inadequate; 2) evidence in animals: inadequate. Summary evaluation of carcinogenic risk to humans 3: The agent is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. /From table, Selenium and selenium compounds/
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