National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m970001

Testing Status of beta-Carotene - M970001

 

CASRN: 7235-40-7

Formula: C40-H56

Synonyms/Common Names

  • C. I. 75130
  • C.I. Food Orange 5
  • Solatene

Known Uses

Antimutagenic agent, antineoplastic agent, antioxidant, ultraviolet screen. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A37041)  Completed 
    •  Positive 
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