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Nomination Summary for Valeraldehyde (N97025)

Nominated Substances: n-Pentanal

Nomination Date: 09/30/1997

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Valeraldehyde's nomination is based on: 1) potential for occupational exposures based on high production volume (25-100 million lbs) and estimate of worker exposure; 2) evidence of occupational exposures based on TLV and other literature documentation; 3) universal potential for general population exposures based on endogenous and exogenous occurrence in many consumed products and in environmental media; 4) suspicion of carcinogenicity based on short-term test results and aldehyde structure; and 5) lack of chronic toxicity data.

NTP Principles: not specified

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 110-62-3

Agent Name: n-Pentanal