National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Acesulfame potassium (N96035)

Acesulfame potassium

Specific Substances: Acesulfame potassium

Nomination Date: 05/29/1996

Nominator: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Rationale: The FDA is considering a food additive petition for the use of acesulfame potassium as an artificial sweetener in nonalcoholic beverages. Millions of Americans who drink diet beverages will be exposed to this chemical. Tests carried out to date do not give reasonable assurance that the chemical is safe and the poor tests suggest that it may be carcinogenic.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 55589-62-3

Agent Name: Acesulfame potassium

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