Three-generation reproduction study on carmine of cochineal in the rat.

  title={Three-generation reproduction study on carmine of cochineal in the rat.},
  author={Donna Grant and I. F. Gaunt},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  volume={25 12},
Carmine was fed continuously to male and female rats over three generations at dietary concentrations that provided intakes of 50, 150 or 500 mg carmine/kg body weight/day. In adult animals of all generations there were no effects of treatment on body-weight gain, food and water intakes or fertility. At autopsy the weights and the gross and microscopic appearance of the organs were normal. In the teratological investigations, examination of the foetal skeletons of the F3 generation revealed a… CONTINUE READING