Specific Substances: Phenylglyoxal
Nomination Date: 07/05/1995
Rationale: There is potential for phenylglyoxal exposure to humans based on its wide use as a reagent in industry, academia, & clinical labs. In addition, it is proposed that is be used as an antimicrobial agent. It has been shown to be mutagenic. Phenylglyoxal is a member of the ketoaldehydes chemical class which has not been adequately tested for carcinogenicity.
NTP Principles: not specified