National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Anthraquinone (N86325)


Specific Substances: Anthraquinone

Nomination Date: 01/16/1986

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Anthraquinone's use in the pulp and paper industry is expected to increase significantly. Human exposure to anthraquinone via water and air is expected to increase. Several substituted anthraquinone compounds have demonstrated carcinogenicity activity in NTP 2-year studies.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 84-65-1

Agent Name: Anthraquinone

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