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Nomination Summary for Olestra (N96032)

Nominated Substances: Olestra

Nomination Date: 05/10/1996

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Olestra is a polyester of sucrose and six or more triglycerides that is being used as a fat substitute in snack foods. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine points out that because of the predicted widespread use of the chemical, it is important to have toxicity and carcinogenicity data that are in the "public sector."

NTP Principles: not specified

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