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Nomination Summary for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures (N21406)

Nominated Substances: Benzo(a)pyrene, Phenanthrene, Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Mixtures Assessment Program (PAC-MAP)

Nomination Date: 02/06/2014

Nominator: US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the Office of Research & Development (ORD).

Rationale: Recent experience with the World Trade Center disaster and the BP oil spill has highlighted the inadequacy of the current methodology for assessing the risk associated with exposure to PAH mixtures.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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: 50-32-8

Agent Name: Benzo(a)pyrene

CASRN: 85-01-8

Agent Name: Phenanthrene