Scientific Review of Pentachlorophenol and By-products of its Synthesis
Primary Uses or Exposures: General biocide that has been used extensively as a fungicide, bactericide, herbicide and insecticide by agriculture and other industries. In 1987, over-the-counter use was banned and other uses restricted. Currently, pentachlorophenol is defined in the United States as a 'heavy duty' wood preservative that is used primarily in the treatment of utility poles and cross arms.
Scientific Review Documents
- Concept Document
- Protocol: Evaluation of human cancer studies (August 15, 2013)
- Protocol: Evaluation of cancer studies in experimental animals (November 2, 2012) - Protocol Update (August 15, 2013)
- Preliminary literature search and identified citations (August 15, 2013)
- RoC Monograph (July 22, 2014)
Meetings, Webinars, and Listening Sessions
- Webinar - Human cancer studies on exposure to pentacholorophenol (PCP): Differentiating potential cancer effects of PCP exposure from effects due to occupational co-exposures or PCP contaminants (April 11, 2013)
- Meeting: Peer Review of Draft Report on Carcinogens Monographs for ortho-Toluidine and Pentachlorophenol (December 12–13, 2013)
- NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting (April 16–18, 2014)
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