Absence of Carcinogenic Activity of Benzene Hexachloride (‘Gammexane')

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FOR reasons given in the preceding letter, benzene hexachloride has been tested for carcinogenic properties. A 0.5 per cent solution in acetone has been applied twice weekly for fifteen months to the inter-scapular skin of a group of thirty mixed stock mice. A further twenty mice were subcutaneously implanted with pellets of paraffin wax containing 3 per cent of ‘Gammexane', and have since been observed for ten months.

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    Orr, J. W., J. Path. Bact., 46, 495 (1938).

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    Orr, J. W., J. Path. Bact., 47, 157 (1939).

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ORR, J. Absence of Carcinogenic Activity of Benzene Hexachloride (‘Gammexane'). Nature 162, 189 (1948) doi:10.1038/162189a0

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