National Toxicology Program

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Nomination Summary for Luminol (N96038)

Luminol

Specific Substances: Luminol

Nomination Date: 08/15/1996

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: Luminol is used as a forensic tool in the processing of crime scenes for the presence of trace blood patterns. A major concern is that luminol is applied as an aerosol in a mixture with sodium perborate, sodium carbonate and distilled water. A review of the literature reveals insufficient testing to determine luminol's safety.

NTP Principles: 2, 3

Status: Selected


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CASRN: 521-31-3

Agent Name: Luminol

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