Nomination Summary for Luminol (N96038)
Nominated Substances: Luminol
Nomination Date: 08/15/1996
Nominator: Private Individual
Rationale: Luminol is used as a forensic tool in the processing of crime scenes for the presence of trace blood patterns. A major concern is that luminol is applied as an aerosol in a mixture with sodium perborate, sodium carbonate and distilled water. A review of the literature reveals insufficient testing to determine luminol's safety.