National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) (N20117)

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)

Specific Substances: (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate, Green Tea Extract

Nomination Date: 03/07/2001

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Major polyphenol in green tea and green tea extract dietary supplements; potential chemopreventive agent; limited available toxicity information

NTP Principles: 1, 2, 4

Status: Selected

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 989-51-5

Agent Name: (-)-Epigallocatechin gallate

  • No studies are available.

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Agent Name: Green Tea Extract

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