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Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME) Quickview (CASRN 107-98-2)

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Status of Data for Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME)

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

Category (section)
Last Revised
Oral RfD Assessment No data
Inhalation RfC Assessment On-line 04/01/1995
Carcinogenicity Assessment No data
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  • Dowtherm 209
  • HSDB 1016
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  • NSC 2409
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Propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME) Source Documents
Revision History
Date Section Description
04/01/1997 III., IV., V. Drinking Water Health Advisories, EPA Regulatory Actions, and Supplementary Data were removed from IRIS on or before April, 1997. IRIS users were directed to the appropriate EPA Program Offices for this information.
Chronic Health Hazard Assessments for Noncarcinogenic Effects

Reference Dose for Chronic Oral Exposure (RfD)

Not Assessed under the IRIS Program.

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Reference Concentration for Chronic Inhalation Exposure (RfC)

Critical Effect
Point of Departure*
Mild reversible sedation NOAEL (HEC): 6.58 x102 mg/m3 300 2 mg/m3

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

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Carcinogenicity Assessment for Lifetime Exposure

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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