Specific Substances: 2-Butoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether), 2-Butoxyethanol acetate, Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (EGMEE), Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (EGMME), 2-Methoxyethyl acetate
Nomination Date: 08/27/1984
Nominator: International Union, UAW
Rationale: Widely used product; potential for increased usage; concern about chronic toxicity. Concern has been raised regarding the chronic toxicity of these materials, including reproductive, hematopoietic and renal effects. The butyl homologue is treated as if it is less potent than the methyl and ethyl compounds and as a result, is experiencing wider use.
Status: In Review/Pending
Agents and Status
The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.
Agent Name: 2-Butoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether)
Agent Name: 2-Butoxyethanol acetate
Agent Name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (EGMEE)
Agent Name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
Agent Name: Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (EGMME)
Agent Name: 2-Methoxyethyl acetate