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Not carcinogenic

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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 major and essential species in mammalian primary metabolism and a ubiquitous ingredient in all kinds of food. Carcinogenicity is not a relevant end point for such a substance, since there is no way of lowering exposure below minimum required levels or normal (or even abnormal) internal levels.