National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Selsun - 10808-H



Related: SELENIUM SULFIDE CAS 7446-34-6

Formula: S2-Se

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2.4% w/v Selenium sulfide in aqueous suspension

Known Uses

Antidandruff shampoo

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 13 weeks (Topical Application)  (C54546)  Completed 
    • Mice: Swiss
    • Dose: 0,10,50 %/10 PER GROUP.

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • 2 years (Topical Application)  (C54546)  Report Complete 
    • TR-199 (NIH Number: 80-1755)  (Peer Review Approval 05/01/1979A )
      Bioassay of Selsun® for Possible Carcinogenicity
    • Mice: Swiss
    • Carcinogenesis Results
      • Male Mice Negative 
      • Female Mice Negative 
    • Dose: 0,25,50 %/50 PER GROUP.

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (238649)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative 
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