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Anthracene Quickview (CASRN 120-12-7)

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Status of Data for Anthracene

File First On-Line: 09/01/1990; Last Significant Revision: 01/01/1991

Category (section)
Last Revised
Oral RfD Assessment Yes 09/01/1990
Inhalation RfC Assessment No
Carcinogenicity Assessment Yes 01/01/1991
  • 120-12-7
  • Anthracen [German]
  • Anthracene
  • Anthracin
  • Green Oil
  • HSDB 702
  • NSC 7958
  • Paranaphthalene
  • Tetra Olive N2G
Anthracene Source Documents
Revision History
Date Section Description
04/01/1997 III., IV., V. Drinking Water Health Advisories, EPA Regulatory Actions, and Supplmentary 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)

Critical Effect
Point of Departure*
No observed effects NOEL : 1.000 x103 mg/kg-day 3000 3 x10-1 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:
    • Based on 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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