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Nomination Summary for Methylal (N97036)

Methylal

Specific Substances: Methylal

Nomination Date: 09/30/1997

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Methylal's nomination is based on: 1) its potential for occupational exposures based on high production volume (1.2-64 million lbs) and estimate of worker exposure; 2) evidence of occupational exposures based on TLV and other literature documentation; 3) potential for general population exposures based on use as a solvent in consumer products and occurrence in environmental media; 4) suspicion of carcinogenicity based on potential for metabolic release of formaldehyde and positive mutagenicity data; 5) lack of chronic toxicity data.

NTP Principles: 2

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CASRN: 109-87-5

Agent Name: Methylal

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