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EC number: 908-343-6
CAS number: -
The mutagenicity of hydrogen peroxide was tested in the Ames test with
S. typhimurium strains TA98, 100, 1535, 1537 and 1538 and E. coli WP2
strain. The test substance was found to increase the number of revertant
colonies of S. typhimurium TA100 significantly, both in the absence and
the presence of S9 metabolic activation. The test was negative in all
other strains tested in the study. It was concluded that hydrogen
peroxide exhibits mutagenicity to S. typhimurium TA100 in the Ames test.
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