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Two carcinogenicity studies with metallic iron were found in the public domain. In both studies very invasive and unnatural exposure routes were employed: the implantation of partly oxidized chips of iron or the intramuscular injection of iron powder in olive oil or trioctanoin. No clear indications for carcinogenicity were obtained, while in the same studies positive results were obtained with other metals applied by means of comparative techniques. The studies are disregarded because the application routes make them irrelevant in the present context.

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Carcinogenicity: via oral route

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Carcinogenicity: via inhalation route

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Carcinogenicity: via dermal route

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no study available

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