Phenolphthalein, a Common Laxative, Linked to Ovarian and Other Cancers
Experiments conducted by NIEHS researchers show that phenolphthalein, a widely used laxative, causes ovarian and other cancers in laboratory rats and mice.
Environmental Health Perspectives. 1996. Fear of phenolphthalein? Environ Health Perspect. 104(3):250. [PDF]
NIEHS Funded Research:
Environmental Health Perspectives articles:
- Phenolphthalein-containing Laxative Use in Relation to Adenomatous Colorectal Polyps in Three Studies
- 1996 Forum: Fear of Phenolphthalein?