National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Arbutin (N20415)


Specific Substances: Arbutin

Nomination Date: 09/08/2004

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Consumer exposure through food, cosmetics and dietary supplements; lack of adequate toxicological data; suspicion of toxicity based on chemical structure (1, 6)

NTP Principles: 1, 6

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 497-76-7

Agent Name: Arbutin

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