National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for DHASCO/ARASCO Oils (N21007)


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

Nomination Date: 02/17/2010

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Concern regarding safety of DHASCO® [Registration symbol] and ARASCO® [Registration symbol], microbial derived oils containing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid triaclglycerols used to supplement infant formulas. Concern that consumption may adversely affect nutrient absorption, cholesterol and lipid metabolism, oxidative damage leading to neurodegenerative and other diseases.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Received

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