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Benzoic acid Quickview (CASRN 65-85-0)

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Status of Data for Benzoic acid

File First On-Line: 09/07/1988; Last Significant Revision: 06/01/1991

Category (section)
Status
Last Revised
Oral RfD Assessment On-line 07/01/1993
Inhalation RfC Assessment No data
Carcinogenicity Assessment On-line 05/01/1991
Synonyms
  • 65-85-0
  • Benzenecarboxylic acid
  • Benzoic acid
  • Carboxybenzene
  • Dracylic acid
  • Phenyl carboxylic acid
  • Phenylformic acid
Benzoic acid Source Documents
Chronic Health Hazard Assessments for Noncarcinogenic Effects

Reference Dose for Chronic Oral Exposure (RfD)

Critical Effect
Point of Departure*
UF RfD
No adverse effects observed NOAEL : 4.4 mg/kg-day 1 4 mg/kg-day

* The Point of Departure listed serves as a basis from which the Oral RfD was derived. See Discussion of Conversion Factors and Assumptions for more details.

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Reference Concentration for Chronic Inhalation Exposure (RfC)

Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

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Carcinogenicity Assessment for Lifetime Exposure
  • Weight-of-Evidence Characterization
    • D (Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity)
  • Weight-of-Evidence Narrative:
    • No human data and inadequate data from animal bioassays
    • This may be a synopsis of the full weight-of-evidence narrative. See IRIS Summary.

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Oral Exposure

  • Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

Quantitative Estimate of Carcinogenic Risk from Inhalation Exposure

  • Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

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