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Nomination Summary for Citronellol (N97030)

Nominated Substances: Citronellol

Nomination Date: 09/30/1997

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Citronellol's nomination is based on high production volume, widespread human exposure, and an unknown potential for adverse health effects from long-term administration. Citronellol is found in 17 different spices and it is a common flavoring in beverages and foods. It is one of the most widely used fragrance materials. Occupational exposure to citronellol in the United States is significant, estimated to be over 160,000 workers in 62 industries. It is also closely related to citronellal and seven esters also having GRAS status.

NTP Principles: not specified

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 106-22-9

Agent Name: Citronellol