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Main Title Initial Submission: 90-Day Feeding Study with Six Different Mineral Oils, Three Different Mineral Waxes, and Coconut Oil in Rats. Final Report with Cover Letter dated 08/06/92 and Attachments.
CORP Author American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher 3 Aug 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number FYI-OTS-0892-0860;
Stock Number OTS-0000860
Additional Subjects Mineral oils ; Health effects ; Food processing ; Rats ; Tests ; Biological effects ; Coconut oil ; Diet ; Necropsy ; Petroleum waxes ; Fischer 344 rats ; American Petroleum Institute
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS-0000860 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 447p
The study was designed to investigate the biological effects of six mineral oils and three petroleum waxes representative of those used in food processing and food contact applications. The oil samples were chosen to reflect differences in crude oil source (naphthenic or paraffinic origin), route of manufacture (acid or hydrogenation process) and viscosity. The waxes were selected on the basis of method of manufacture and melting point. An oil of biological origin (coconut oil) was included as a control material. Groups of 20 male and 20 female Fischer 344 rats were fed diets containing one of six different white mineral oils (N15 (H), N70 (H), P15 (H), N10 (A) and P100 (H)) or one of three different material waxes (a low melting point was, a high melting point wax and a high sulfur wax) at dose levels of 0.002%, 0.02%, 0.2% and 2.0% for 90 days. Groups of 60 males and 60 females were fed the control diet for the same period of time. A further group of 20 males and 20 females were fed diet containing 2% coconut oil. These animals comprised the main study. Additional groups of 10 males and 10 females were fed diet containing test article at the 2% level of coconut oil at the 2% level for 90 days followed by a 28 day period on control diet. Groups of 30 male and 30 female animals were fed control diet for the same period of time. These animals comprised the reversal study.