A survey of EPA/OPP and open literature data on selected pesticide chemicals tested for mutagenicity. I. Introduction and first ten chemicals

Mutat Res. 1993 Oct;297(3):197-233. doi: 10.1016/0165-1110(93)90018-i.


Parties interested in registering a pesticide chemical with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA's) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) must submit toxicity information to support the registration. Mutagenicity data are a part of the required information that must be submitted. This information is available to the public via Freedom of Information requests to the OPP. However, it is felt that this information would be more effectively and widely disseminated if presented in a published medium. Beginning with this publication, sets of mutagenicity data on pesticide chemicals will be periodically published in the Genetic Activity Profile (GAP) format. In addition, mutagenicity data extracted from the currently available open literature is also presented to provide a more complete database and to allow comparisons between the OPP-submitted data and other publicly available information.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Information Systems*
  • Mutagenicity Tests
  • Mutagens / toxicity*
  • Pesticides / toxicity*
  • United States
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency


  • Mutagens
  • Pesticides