National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (N20207)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

Specific Substances: No Specific Substances or Agents are Selected for this Nomination

Nomination Date: 11/15/2001

Nominator: Learning Disabilities Association of America

Rationale: Proper thyroid function is essential for embryonic and fetal development. Additional research on polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which may disrupt development similar to PCBs, may help reduce the incidence of developmental disabilities.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: No Testing

NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.