National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Linalool (N97031)


Specific Substances: Linalool

Nomination Date: 09/30/1997

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Linalool's nomination is based on high production volume, widespread human exposure, and an unknown potential for adverse health effects from long-term administration. Linalool is found in 63 different spices and it is a common flavoring in beverages and foods and has widespread use in cosmetics. Occupational exposure to linalool in the United States is significant, estimated to be over 250,000 workers in 106 industries.

NTP Principles: not specified


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CASRN: 78-70-6

Agent Name: Linalool

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