National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Xylene (N98003)


Specific Substances: Xylenes (mixed)

Nomination Date: 10/16/1997

Nominator: Health Canada

Rationale: Many developmental toxicity studies considered by Health Canada were conducted prior to the publication of OECD test guidelines, and some have employed non-standard exposures, while others did not fully characterize maternal toxicity. Further developmental toxicity testing of xylene by NTP could provide valuable confirmation of the fetotoxic effects observed in earlier studies.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: No Testing

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CASRN: 1330-20-7

Agent Name: Xylenes (mixed)

NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.