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Nomination Summary for Germanium compounds (N20128)

Nominated Substances: No Specific Substances or Agents are Selected for this Nomination

Nomination Date: 07/11/2001

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Germanium is a non-essential element being marketed as a dietary supplement. These products are promoted for their claimed immunomodulatory effects or as health-promoting elixirs. Germanium supplements, when used chronically, have caused nephrotoxocity and death.

NTP Principles: not specified