Nomination Summary for Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) (N20029)
Nominated Substances: Methyl-t-butyl ether
Nomination Date: 03/31/2000
Nominator: NIEHS, EPA
Rationale: MTBE is listed on the drinking water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) which includes contaminants not subject to any national primary drinking water regulation but are being considered for regulation under SDWA. The increased public health concern and evidence of increased MTBE exposure in the drinking water makes this chemical a high health research priority. In addition, drinking water studies will provide data to compare with existing data from inhalation studies.
NTP Principles: not specified