National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m980068

Testing Status of Prevention 1 (Flaxseed oil) - M980068

 

CASRN: 8001-26-1

Formula: N/A

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Flax oil
  • Flaxseed oil (Prevention 1)

Known Uses

Flaxseed oil is used in varnishes, paints, linoleum, inks, artificial rubber, waterproof paper & fabric, vet laxative (Merck 1989). Prevention 1 is a special study examining dietary intervention of prevent/delay breast cancer.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 26 weeks (Gavage)  (C98003F)  Completed 
    • Mice: MMTV/NEU (Tg.Nk)
    • Dose: 0, 0.05, 0.10, OR 0.20 ML.
NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.