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Nomination Summary for Sodium benzoate & benzoic acid in Foray 48B insecticide (N20518)

Nominated Substances: Benzoic acid, Sodium benzoate

Nomination Date: 06/21/2005

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: The nominator expressed concern re health hazards resulting from the aerial spraying of Foray 48b insecticide which contains sodium benzoate & benzoic acid. People who are already allergic or sensitized to these chemicals, may, thru being exposed via inhalation, develop serious diseases such as leukemia.

NTP Principles: not specified

Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.

CASRN: 65-85-0

Agent Name: Benzoic acid