National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Malathion (N82334)


Specific Substances: Malathion

Nomination Date: 09/24/1982

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: The nomination of malathion is based on public concern regarding human exposure from spraying in California's Med fruit fly eradication program. Animal test data would assist in evaluating the findings of an epidemiologic study of malathion to be conducted in California that will compare rates of spontaneous abortions in sprayed and nonsprayed counties.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3, 8

Status: In Review/Pending

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CASRN: 121-75-5

Agent Name: Malathion

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