National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

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

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Mixtures

Specific 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.

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CASRN: 50-32-8

Agent Name: Benzo(a)pyrene

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CASRN: 85-01-8

Agent Name: Phenanthrene

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Agent Name: Polycyclic Aromatic Compound Mixtures Assessment Program (PAC-MAP)

  • No studies are available.
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