National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Bentonite (N20507)


Specific Substances: Bentonite

Nomination Date: 12/01/2004

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Bentonite clay is being advertised as a healing substance that helps remove toxins from the body. Ads suggest that it can be used externally as a clay poultice, mud pack or in the bath.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 1302-78-9

Agent Name: Bentonite

  • No studies are available.
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