National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Irradiated foods (N20347)

Irradiated foods

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

Nomination Date: 06/03/2003

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Irradiated foods are approved by the FDA but controversy continues over their safety, particularly with the recent approval for use in the USDA school lunch program. Toxicology data are extensive but new studies on unique radiolytic products (URPs) raises additional concerns.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Received

NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.