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Genetic toxicity: in vitro

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
in vitro gene mutation study in bacteria
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
14-05-91 to 12-08-91
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1991
Report Date:
1991

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 471 (Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay)
Deviations:
yes
Remarks:
There is a failure to justify the maximum concentration of 2500 ug/plate
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: US EPA 40 CFR Part 158; FIFRA, Section 158.340
Deviations:
not specified
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EPA OPP 84-2
Deviations:
not specified
GLP compliance:
yes
Type of assay:
bacterial reverse mutation assay

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
- Name of test material: Boric aid, Granular Technical Grade > 99 % (Supplied by US Borax Inc).

Method

Target gene:
Histidine
Species / strainopen allclose all
Species / strain / cell type:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98 and TA 100
Details on mammalian cell type (if applicable):
Not applicable
Additional strain / cell type characteristics:
not specified
Species / strain / cell type:
S. typhimurium TA 1538
Details on mammalian cell type (if applicable):
Not applicable
Additional strain / cell type characteristics:
not specified
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Metabolic activation system:
Aroclor 1254 induced rat liver S9 at 4 % and 10 %
Test concentrations with justification for top dose:
10; 50; 100; 1000; 2500 μg/plate
Vehicle / solvent:
Water
Controlsopen allclose all
Untreated negative controls:
yes
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
sodium azide
Untreated negative controls:
yes
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
9-aminoacridine
Untreated negative controls:
yes
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
2-nitrofluorene
Untreated negative controls:
yes
Positive controls:
yes
Positive control substance:
other: 2-Anthramine
Details on test system and experimental conditions:
METHOD OF APPLICATION: In water

DURATION
- Preincubation period: None
Evaluation criteria:
No data
Statistics:
No data

Results and discussion

Test resultsopen allclose all
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 1537, TA 98 and TA 100
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
not specified
Species / strain:
S. typhimurium TA 1538
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Genotoxicity:
negative
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
not specified
Additional information on results:
No data
Remarks on result:
other: all strains/cell types tested
Remarks:
Migrated from field 'Test system'.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Interpretation of results: negative

The study was performed according to Guideline 84-2 and is comparable to OECD 471. The test substance was not mutagenic in any of the strains tested with or without metabolic activation.