Female SD rats were maintained for approximately 1 year on diets containing 300 ppm N-2-fluorenylacetamide (2-FAA), 50 ppm polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), or a combination of these chemicals (PBB+2-FAA). Ingestion of 2-FAA significantly reduced the average survival time of the rats; this effect was virtually blocked by the simultaneous ingestion of PBB. Simultaneous ingestion of PBB also significantly reduced the overall incidence of 2-FAA-induced tumors during the examination period. The lower incidence of tumorigenesis was accompanied by an increase in the latency time for tumor induction; tumors were found in 100% of the animals given 2-FAA after 29 weeks of carcinogen ingestion, whereas only 50% of the PBB+2-FAA-fed animals had tumors at the end of the experiment (53 wk of carcinogen ingestion). PBB significantly reduced the incidence of 2-FAA-induced tumors at nonhepatic locations (mammary gland and ear duct) but did not affect the incidence of hepatic tumors to a statistically significant extent. PBB ingestion did not significantly increase the incidence of tumors when compared with controls; 1 tumor was found in 1 of 12 rats fed 50 ppm PBB for 57 weeks, and no tumors were detected in 8 controls.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the National Cancer Institute|
|State||Published - Mar 14 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research