The goal of this project is to evaluate the chronic toxicity and carcinogenicity of dietary zinc in rats. Zinc carbonate basic was used to supply zinc, an essential element and supplement, in the diet. Some studies suggest that zinc deficiency is associated with carcinogenicity. 2-Year chronic dosed- feed toxicity and carcinogenicity studies are in the histopathology/report writing phase. The diets used in this study were either zinc deficient, contained an adequate amount of zinc or contained excess zinc. Keywords: toxicity, carcinogenicity, diet, zinc, zinc carbonate basic

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
N01ES55541-19-0-1
Application #
8602479
Study Section
Project Start
2005-05-01
Project End
2013-04-30
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$693,888
Indirect Cost
Name
Battelle Centers/Pub Health Research & Evaluatn
Department
Type
DUNS #
007901598
City
Columbus
State
OH
Country
United States
Zip Code
43201