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Talc removed from 12th RoC

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Talc has been withdrawn from consideration for inclusion in National Toxicology Program's 12th Report on Carcinogens due to insufficient data on the substance, National Institutes of Health reports in an Oct. 18 Federal Register 1notice. Literature on the ingredient "provides an inadequate characterization of the actual materials under study to enable one to reach definitive conclusions concerning the specific substances responsible for the range of adverse health outcomes reported," NIH notes. Talc was listed last year as one of 21 nominations proposed for listing in the report, which is slated for publication in 2006 (2"The Rose Sheet" May 24, 2004, In Brief). Substance also was deferred from consideration in the 10th RoC due to insufficient evidence (3"The Rose Sheet" Dec. 18, 2000, p. 8). NTP is accepting comments on the decision until Nov. 17...

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