National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for ((o-Carboxyphenyl)thio)ethylmercury sodium salt (Thimerosal) (N87202)

((o-Carboxyphenyl)thio)ethylmercury sodium salt (Thimerosal)

Specific Substances: ((o-Carboxyphenyl)thio)ethylmercury sodium salt

Nomination Date: 12/22/1987

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Widely used topical anti-infective; potential for high consumer exposure; worker exposure; lack of chronic data; negative in Salmonella

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3

Status: No Testing

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CASRN: 54-64-8

Agent Name: ((o-Carboxyphenyl)thio)ethylmercury sodium salt

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