National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Methylamine (N96041)


Specific Substances: Methylamine

Nomination Date: 09/20/1996

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: The nomination of methylamine is based on its potential for occupational and consumer exposure, and suspicion of carcinogenicity. The chemical has a high production volume and is present in many consumer products and the environment. Consumer exposure results from consumption of foods and beverages containing methylamine or substances that are metabolized to methylamine. The suspicion of carcinogenicity is based on genotoxicity data and the potential for the conversion of methylamine into nitrosamines.

NTP Principles: 1, 2, 6

Status: In Review/Pending

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CASRN: 74-89-5

Agent Name: Methylamine

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