NTP Seeks Information on Substances Nominated to Roc

« TBBPA and fluoride included- “The US National Toxicology Program has asked for information on six substances, nominated for the Report on Carcinogens.
The RoC is a congressionally mandated health report that identifies potential carcinogens in the environment. The most recent version of the biennial report was released 2 October 2014.

The 14th RoC is currently under development.
The substances, which have been nominated for possible review to be considered for future editions of the report, include the widely used brominated flame retardant TBBPA and two water disinfection byproducts.

The six are:

• pentabromodiphenyl ether mixture (DE-71);
• TBBPA (tetrabromobisphenol A);
• dibromoacetonitrile;
• di- and tri-haloacetic acids (as a class);
• fluoride; and
• vinylidene chloride.

Information will be accepted by the NTP until 6 November and used to determine which substances to propose for formal health hazard evaluation.

For each substance, the interagency programme seeks:

• data on production, use and exposures;
• relevant planned, or published, studies of health effects;
• scientific information that can assist in prioritising and assessing health effects; and
• contacts within the scientific community with expertise or knowledge of the substance.

The NTP’s Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT), meanwhile, is seeking information to evaluate fluoride for developmental neurotoxicity and endocrine disruption. »

Federal Register : https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/10/07/2015-25434/nominations-to-the-report-on-carcinogens-and-office-of-health-assessment-and-translation-request-for
NTP nominations : http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/noms/index.html

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