National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for beta-Caryophyllene (N98009)


Specific Substances: beta-Caryophyllene

Nomination Date: 02/18/1998

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: The nomination of beta-caryophyllene is based on widespread human exposure and an unknown potential for adverse health effects from long-term exposure. Beta-caryophyllene is found in 80 different food additives and the possible average daily intake from foods has been estimated to be greater than 10 mg. In addition, nearly 45,000 workers are potentially exposed to it in the workplace.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: No Testing

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CASRN: 87-44-5

Agent Name: beta-Caryophyllene

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