Mutagenic Activity of Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) Solvent Samples from Munition Pilot Test Plant on Mammalian Cells
Final rept. Sep 1982-Jun 1983
CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS LAB FOR ENERGY-RELATED HEALTH RESEARCH
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Two DMSO solvent samples containing munition constituents contained a direct-acting mutagens. Of the two samples, DMSO recycle solvent sample had a more acute mutagenic activity than DMSO evaporator sludge sample at comparable dilution of the stock solution. The mutagenic activity in these samples was not augmented with addition of rat liver S-9. Since these samples are a mixture of several compounds, the identity of the specific compounds responsible for the mutagenic activity is not known.
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