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The International Program for the Evaluation of Short-Term Tests for Carcinogenicity (IPESTTC)

  • Frederick J. de Serres
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 22)

Abstract

The major impetus for developing the International Program for the Evaluation of Short-term Tests for Carcinogenicity (IPESTTC) was that our need for rapid identification and control of carcinogens is not satisfied by traditional rodent bioassays. Because of resource limitations, rodent studies cannot be carried out on a large enough scale to identify all carcinogenic chemicals in the environment within a reasonable period of time. This need places tremendous pressure on the scientific community to develop test systems for identifying chemical carcinogens in the environment at a lower cost and on a shorter time scale.

Keywords

Methyl Orange Reverse Mutation Hydrazine Sulfate Somatic Mutation Theory Toxin Resistance 
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References

  1. de Serres, F.J., and J. Ashby. (in press). International Program for the Evaluation of Short-Term Tests for Carcinogenicity. Elsevier/North Holland: Amsterdam.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick J. de Serres
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesResearch Triangle ParkUSA

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