National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Isophorone (N89004)


Specific Substances: Isophorone

Nomination Date: 09/27/1989

Nominator: NIOSH

Rationale: Potential for exposure of workers; lack of epidemiological and animal toxicity studies of the compound; evidence of carcinogenicity in male mice and rats in a previous 2-year gavage study by the National Toxicology Program (NTP).

NTP Principles: 1, 8

Status: No Testing

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 78-59-1

Agent Name: Isophorone

NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.