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The key study followed standard guidelines at the time, involving the use of five strains of Salmonella typhimurium (TA98, TA100, TA1535, TA1573 and TA102) exposed to concentrations up to 100 % using a preincubation method in the presence or absence of metabolic activation. The test substance was found to be non-mutagenic to bacterial strains in this test.

Justification for selection of genetic toxicity endpoint
A Klimisch 2 (Reliable with restrictions), GLP compliant, guideline study, available as an unpublished report. Test substance is 84.8 % gold.

Short description of key information:
A GLP regulatory guideline Ames test (OECD471) performed with the test substance (84.8% gold).

Endpoint Conclusion: No adverse effect observed (negative)

Justification for classification or non-classification

The test substance (84.8 % gold) was found to be non-mutagenic to bacterial strains. However, mutagenicity studies in mammalian cells were waived on the basis of results from a bio-elution test in which showed no gold metal release above the limit of detection (1 µg/L). Consequently, it is not possible to classify the test substance for this endpoint.