Specific Substances: n-Pentanal
Nomination Date: 09/30/1997
Rationale: Valeraldehyde's nomination is based on: 1) potential for occupational exposures based on high production volume (25-100 million lbs) and estimate of worker exposure; 2) evidence of occupational exposures based on TLV and other literature documentation; 3) universal potential for general population exposures based on endogenous and exogenous occurrence in many consumed products and in environmental media; 4) suspicion of carcinogenicity based on short-term test results and aldehyde structure; and 5) lack of chronic toxicity data.
NTP Principles: not specified
Status: In Review/Pending