Evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of the phenoxyherbicide MCPA to an urodele amphibian.

  title={Evaluation of the carcinogenic risk of the phenoxyherbicide MCPA to an urodele amphibian.},
  author={T. Zavanella and N. Pacces Zaffaroni and E. Arias},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  volume={16 2},
  • T. Zavanella, N. Pacces Zaffaroni, E. Arias
  • Published 1988
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecotoxicology and environmental safety
  • To evaluate the carcinogenic potential of the phenoxyherbicide 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy-acetic acid (MCPA) in the crested newt, Triturus cristatus carnifex, a long-term study has been carried out exposing the animals by the percutaneous route. Two hundred adult newts were divided into one control and three experimental groups of 20 females and 30 males each. The control group was kept in tap water and the experimental groups were kept for 4 days a week in an aqueous solution of Agroxone 3, a… CONTINUE READING
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