National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Nomination Summary for Acrylamide (N20222)

Acrylamide

Specific Substances: Acrylamide

Nomination Date: 07/25/2002

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Acrylamide has been extensively studied for toxicity but recent studies showing unsuspected high levels of acrylamide in various foodstuffs have raised intense interest over potential health risks. A number of toxicological data gaps still exist for assessing risks of dietary exposure.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: In Review


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CASRN: 79-06-1

Agent Name: Acrylamide

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