Abstract

Mouse strain differences suggest intermediate or multifactorial gentic control of chloroform-induced renal toxicity and death. The chloroform dose lethal to 50 percent of animals was four times higher in C57BL/6J males than in DBA/2J males. Twice as much chloroform accumulated in the kidneys of the sensitive as the resistant strain. First generation offspring were midway between parental strains for both parameters.