Pyrrolizidine (Senecio) Alkaloids and other Natural Drugs as Potential Carcinogens

  • R. Schoental
Conference paper
Part of the UICC Monograph Series book series (UICC, volume 7)


It is gratifying to note that the existence of natural carcinogens is no more disregarded. After all man suffered and died of cancer long before the advent of synthetics. In the 20 minutes at my disposal I can do no more than to draw attention to a few points which came to my notice in the course of the last 15 years during which I have been interested in natural toxic products, especially those used as medicines by primitive and not so primitive peoples.


Potential Carcinogen Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Carcinogenic Action Natural Drug Aspergillus Ochraceus 
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  • R. Schoental
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  1. 1.Toxicology Research Unit, Medical Research Council LaboratoriesMedical Research CouncilCarshalton, SurreyGreat Britain

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