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No carcinogenicity data are available for octocrilene.

According to REACH, additional data on carcinogenicity need to be provided if the substance has a widespread dispersive use or frequent/long-term human exposure is given and the substance is a mutagen category 3 or there is evidence for a capacity to induce hyperplasia and/or preneoplastic lesions from repeated dose studies.

Octocrilene was found to be non-genotoxic in bacterial and mammalian cell mutagenicity tests and no induction of chromosomal aberrations in mammalian cells in vitro or in mice in vivo was observed. Additionally, there is no evidence from repeated dose studies that the substance is able to induce hyperplasia and/or pre-neoplastic lesions.

As a consequence, there is no indication for further testing octocrilene in a carcinogenicity study.