National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Chloral hydrate (N91008)

Chloral hydrate

Specific Substances: Chloral hydrate

Nomination Date: 09/13/1991

Nominator: FDA

Rationale: Widely used in pediatric medicine to sedate children for medical procedures such as minor surgery, diagnostic and dental; evidence of carcinogenic potential in male mice.

NTP Principles: 4, 8

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 302-17-0

Agent Name: Chloral hydrate

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