National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Cadmium telluride (N20339)

Cadmium telluride

Nominated Substances: Cadmium telluride

Nomination Date: 05/05/2003

Nominator: Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Solar Energy Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, First Solar Inc.

Rationale: Potential for widespread applications in photovoltaic energy generation; anticipated increase in human exposures; further data needed to address health and safety issues related to manufacture and use

NTP Principles: 2

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 1306-25-8

Agent Name: Cadmium telluride

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