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1-bromopropane is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of amongst others pesticides, flavours and fragrances. The Health Council has evaluated its carcinogenic properties, and concludes that there is limited evidence for carcinogenicity. The Council therefore recommends classifying the substance as suspected to be carcinogenic to man, which corresponds with carcinogenicity category 2 of the EU classification system.

In addition, the Health Council has evaluated the mutagenic properties of 1-bromopropane and recommends not classifying 1-bromopropane as a germ cell mutagen due to insufficient evidence.