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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