National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for beta-Myrcene (N96047)


Specific Substances: beta-Myrcene

Nomination Date: 09/10/1996

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Nomination based on high production levels and high levels of natural exposure. It is used as a chemical intermediate, and in the production of aroma and flavor chemicals, and is used as a fragrance. Along with other terpenes, it is also present in the environment of many forest and food plants, and is emitted by trees and from outgassing from wood and other plant waste and products.

NTP Principles: 1, 2, 7

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 123-35-3

Agent Name: beta-Myrcene

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