Developmental effects of petroleum creosote on mice following oral exposure.


Petroleum creosote, dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide, was administered by gavage to pregnant ICR mice on days 5-9 of gestation at a single dose (400 mg/kg body weight per day). Animals were euthanized on day 17 of gestation, and live fetuses were weighed and examined for skeletal and visceral malformations. Maternal body weights were significantly lowered in… (More)


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