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Nomination Summary for Di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) (N20410)

Nominated Substances: Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate

Nomination Date: 06/14/2004

Nominator: FDA

Rationale: Long-term risks associated with medical exposures of infants to DEHP have not been clearly elucidated; significant knowledge gaps on the toxicokinetics and effects in fetal and neonatal primates of intravenous DEHP exposure; further studies will better define risks and benefits of utilizing non-DEHP-containing products

NTP Principles: 1, 3

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 117-81-7

Agent Name: Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate