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Sodium lactate fully dissociates into Na+ ions and lactate. The toxicology of sodium lactate can be understood in terms of the toxicology of lactic acid.

Lactic acid is a ubiquitous and essential molecule of life in all higher animals and many micro-organisms. It is found in a multitude of food components. For such a molecule the determination of any genotoxic effect is irrelevant, since the internal exposure, and to a lesser extent the external exposure to this molecule is fixed and unavoidable.

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Lactic acid is not genotoxic; however this finding is scientifically irrelevant.

Endpoint Conclusion: No adverse effect observed (negative)

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