Endocrine Disruption

TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

ethylene glycol monomethyl ether

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CAS # 109-86-4

Alternative Names

EGME

2-methoxyethanol

2-ME

Categories*
Byproduct/Intermediate/Reactant
Household product ingredient
Industrial additive
Personal care product/Cosmetic ingredient
Pesticide ingredient
Solvent

Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor

Creasy DM, Flynn JC, Gray TJ, Butler WH. 1985. A quantitative study of stage specific spermatocyte damage following administration of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether in the rat. Experimental & Molecular Pathology 43(3):321-336.

Linder RE, Strader LF, Slott VL, Suarez JD. 1992. Endpoints of spermatotoxicity in the rat after short duration exposures to fourteen reproductive toxicants. Reprod Toxicol 6(6):491-505.

Nagano K, Nakayama E, Oobayashi H, Nishizawa T, Okuda H, Yamazaki K. 1984. Experimental studies on toxicity of ethylene glycol alkyl ethers in Japan. Environ Health Perspect 57:75-84.

*Category References

US National Library of Medicine. Haz-Map. [http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/index.php].

US National Library of Medicine. Hazardous Substances Data Bank. [http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB].

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