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METHYL PYRROLIDONE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About METHYL PYRROLIDONE: Methyl Pyrrolidone is a substituted heterocyclic organic compound.

Function(s): Solvent; SURFACTANT

Synonym(s): 1-METHYL 2-PYRROLIDONE; 1-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE; 1-METHYLAZACYCLOPENTAN-2-ONE; 1-METHYLPYRROLIDINE; 2-PYRROLIDONE, 1-METHYL; N-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE; N-METHYL-G -BUTYROLACTAM; PYRROLIDINE, 1-METHYL-; 1-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDINONE; 1-METHYL-2-PYRROLIDONE; 1-METHYL-5-PYRROLIDINONE

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as eye, lung, and skin irritant (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized (airborne))European Union - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1,154 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
reproductive - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Neurotoxicity

Concern Reference
nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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