National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Benzophenone (N88305)


Specific Substances: Benzophenone

Nomination Date: 12/22/1987

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: High production volume; potential for occupational exposure; used in a variety of consumer products (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, insecticides); potential for consumer exposure; lack of chronic toxicity data; structural interest in aromatic ketone; air and water pollutant.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3, 6, 8 (

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 119-61-9

Agent Name: Benzophenone

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