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Nomination Summary for BHA (N20509)

Nominated Substances: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Nomination Date: 12/05/2004

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: BHA is a widely used preservative in pet foods. Dogs were sickened when fed pet food in which BHA was overformulated or unevenly mixed. Since previous toxicity studies were performed using beagles, the nominator would like non-lethal studies in young, light-colored coat dogs that appear to be particularly sensitive to the toxic effects from BHA.

NTP Principles: not specified


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CASRN: 25013-16-5

Agent Name: Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)