Agent Name

Magenta production

Major Category

Other Uses

Category

Exposures, Complex

Sources/Uses

Historically, the dye named "Magenta" was a mixture of four substances: Magenta I (Magenta in this database), Magenta II( not in this database), Magenta III (not in this database), and Magenta 0 (CI Basic Red 9)

Comments

A Group 1 carcinogen: cancer of the urinary bladder; In a study published in 1954, workers manufacturing magenta had a 23-fold excess of bladder tumors. [Reference #1] See "Magenta" and "CI Basic Red 9."

Reference Link

IARC 2012: Magenta and Magenta Production

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

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