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Nomination Summary for beta-Carotene (N96046)

Nominated Substances: beta-Carotene

Nomination Date: 09/16/1996

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Millions of Americans are exposed to substantial doses of beta-carotene through highly promoted supplemental vitamins and through addition of beta-carotene to cereals and other products. Clinical trials, including one carried out by the nominator, suggest increases in lung cancer and in total mortality in participants receiving beta-carotene alone or beta-carotene plus vitamin A.

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: 7235-40-7

Agent Name: beta-Carotene