Toxicological Profile for Naphthalene, 1-Methylnaphthalene, and 2-Methylnaphthalene

Draft for Public Comment
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Public Comment Period Closes on August 1, 2024

CAS#: Naphthalene 91-20-3; 1-Methylnapthalene 90-12-0; 2-Methylnapthalene 91-57-6

Toxicological Profile Information

The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicology and adverse health effects information for the toxic substance described therein. Each peer-reviewed profile identifies and reviews the key literature that describes a substance's toxicological properties.

A useful two page information sheet, the ToxFAQs™, is also available.

Toxicological Profile Access

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Complete Profile pdf icon[PDF - 5 MB]

Preface/Table of Contents pdf icon[PDF - 645 KB]

1. Relevance to Public Health pdf icon[PDF - 475 KB]

2. Health Effects pdf icon[PDF - 1.9 KB]

3. Toxicokinetics, Susceptible Populations, Biomarkers, Chemical Interactions pdf icon[PDF - 556 KB]

4. Chemical and Physical Information pdf icon[PDF - 218 KB]

5. Potential for Human Exposure pdf icon[PDF - 891 KB]

6. Adequacy of the Database pdf icon[PDF - 402 KB]

7. Regulations and Guidelines pdf icon[PDF - 229 KB]

8. References pdf icon[PDF - 420 KB]

Appendices pdf icon[PDF - 1 MB]


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2024. Toxicological Profile for Naphthalene, 1-Methylnaphthalene, and 2-Methylnaphthalene (Draft for Public Comment). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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Page last reviewed: May 03, 2024