Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Page Content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Nomination Summary for Vitamin and mineral deficiencies (N20336)

Nominated Substances: L-Ascorbic acid, Folic acid, Iron and compounds, Nicotinic acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Zinc carbonate, Zinc Carbonate, Basic

Nomination Date: 01/22/2003

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: A substantial percentage of the U.S. population consumes less than the recommended amount of one or more essential vitamins or minerals, which in turn, could be a contributing factor to cancer and other diseases. Deficiency of some vitamins and minerals can cause DNA damage.

NTP Principles: not specified

Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.

CASRN: 50-81-7

Agent Name: L-Ascorbic acid

CASRN: 59-30-3

Agent Name: Folic acid

CASRN: 5263-02-5

Agent Name: Zinc Carbonate, Basic