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Effects on fertility

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No valid data available.

Effects on developmental toxicity

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See discussion section.
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In NTP TR 275 a summary is given of reproductive toxicity studies (page 18):

Malformations and high rates of embryo mortality occurred when chick embryos were administered 2-chloroethanol at doses of 50 or 100 mg/kg (egg weight) at 0 or 96 hours of incubation (Verrett, 1974).

Fetotoxicity and maternal toxicity were produced when the compound was administered by gavage to pregnant Swiss CD-1 mice on days 4-12 of gestation (RTI, 1983a).

No effect on the mother or offspring occurred when 2-chloroethanol was administered in drinking water to Swiss CD-1 mice on days 6-16 of gestation. No teratogenic effects were noted in New Zealand white rabbits administered 2-chloroethanol intravenously at doses (36 mg/kg per day) that produced significant levels of fetotoxicity or maternal toxicity (RTI, 1983b).

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Not classified. No valid data on fertility available. In developmental studies effects were only observed at maternal toxic levels.

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