National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Hydroquinone (N20905)


Specific Substances: Hydroquinone

Nomination Date: 06/10/2009

Nominator: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Rationale: Use in drugs and cosmetics; evidence of carcinogenicity from oral exposures in prior NTP studies; insufficient toxicological data for regulatory hazard determination

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 123-31-9

Agent Name: Hydroquinone

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