Nomination Date: 06/19/1998
Nominator: Private Individual
Rationale: Chromium picolinate is being marketed as a dietary supplement used for weight loss. A study conducted in 1995 by Dartmouth College & George Washington University found that chromium picolinate caused significant chromosome damage to Chinese hamster ovary cells when the rodents were exposed to a non-toxic dose. Damage was found to be dose-dependent.
NTP Principles: 2
Agents and Status
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Agent Name: Chromium picolinate
Agent Name: Chromium picolinate monohydrate