National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Sodium nitrite (N85004)

Sodium nitrite

Specific Substances: Sodium nitrite

Nomination Date: 06/00/1985

Nominator: FDA

Rationale: Widespread use; the significance to humans of findings from animal studies is unknown. An increased death rate from gastric cancer was thought to be related to high concentration of nitrate in the public water supply and an increasing consumption of nitrate and nitrites in food.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 4, 8

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 7632-00-0

Agent Name: Sodium nitrite

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