Induction of micronuclei by vinyl acetate in mouse bone marrow cells and cultured human lymphocytes.


A dose-dependent increase in micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes was observed in the bone marrow of male C57B1/6 mice 30 h after a single intraperitoneal injection of vinyl acetate (250, 500, 1000 or 2000 mg/kg b.wt.; (9-14 animals per group). The effect was statistically significant at 1000 mg/kg (1.33 +/- 0.29% vs. 0.6 +/- 0.10% in olive oil-treated… (More)