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2-Methoxyethanol Quickview (CASRN 109-86-4)

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Status of Data for 2-Methoxyethanol

File First On-Line: 05/01/1991; Last Significant Revision: 05/01/1991

Category (section)
Last Revised
Oral RfD Assessment No data 04/01/1992
Inhalation RfC Assessment On-line 05/01/1991
Carcinogenicity Assessment No data
  • Ethanol, 2-methoxy-
  • Ethylenglykol-monomethylaether [german]
  • Caswell No. 551
  • Dowanol em
  • EGM
  • EGME
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 042202
  • Eter monometilico del etilenglicol [Spanish]
  • Ether monomethylique de l'ethylene-glycol [French]
  • Ether monomethylique de l'ethyleneglycol [French]
  • Ethylene glycol methyl ether
  • more...
2-Methoxyethanol Source Documents
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*
Testicular effects NOAEL (HEC): 1.7 x101 mg/m3 1000 2x10-2 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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