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The carcinogenic potential of glycerin was examined by administrating the test material in the diet for up to two years to rats. Administration of glycerin for up to two years in the diet did not result in an increase in tumor formation.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Carcinogenicity: via oral route

Endpoint conclusion
Dose descriptor:
NOAEL
8 000 mg/kg bw/day

Justification for classification or non-classification

There is no justification for classification based on data from available studies.

Additional information

There was no indication of a carcinogenic response in rats fed 8000 mg/kg/day glycerol in the diet for 2 years.