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Acute oral toxicity: Five studies are available to assess the acute oral toxicity of trisodium orthophosphate. All studies indicate that trisodium orthophosphate has a low potential for systemic toxicity following acute administration via the oral route. 
The key study (Bradshaw J , 2010) has been conducted according to a current guideline (OECD 420) according to the principles of GLP. The acute oral median dose (LD50) of trisodium orthophosphate in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be > 2000 mg/kg bw and is therefore not classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP). Additional supporting data (Birch MD, 1973 and Sorenson S, 1983) are considered to be sufficient to support the overall classification; however these studies are not sufficient as stand-alone data sources for this endpoint nor as a weight of evidence without the key study.
Acute inhalation toxicity: One key study is available to assess the acute inhalation toxicity of the analogous substance sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate. The key study (Signorin J, 1993) has been conducted according to the relevant guidelines (EU and US) and according to the principles of GLP. The acute inhalation median concentration (LC50) in male and female rats was estimated to be > 0.83 mg/L (the maximum attainable concentration). It is therefore anticipated that trisodium orthophosphate is of equally low concern via the inhalation route (see 'discussion' for justification).
Acute dermal toxicity: One key study and a number of supporting studies are provided. All studies support no classification. The key study (Moore, 2006) details the acute dermal toxicity of the analogue substance potassium pentahydrogen bis(phosphate) which has an LD50 of >2,000 mg /kg bw and is therefore not classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP). This classification can be read across to trisodium orthophosphate on the basis of the argumentation provided below (see 'discussion' for justification).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Acute toxicity: via oral route

Link to relevant study records
Reference
Endpoint:
acute toxicity: oral
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
The study was performed between 14 October 2009 and 04 November 2009.
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 420 (Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Method)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.1 bis (Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Procedure)
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)
Remarks:
Date of GLP inspection:19/08/2009 Date of Signature on GLP certificate:26/11/2009
Test type:
fixed dose procedure
Limit test:
yes
Species:
rat
Strain:
Wistar
Sex:
female
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source:
Harlan UK Limited, Bicester, Oxon, UK.

- Age at study initiation:
At the start of the study the animals were eight to twelve weeks of age.

- Weight at study initiation:
The bodyweight variation did not exceed ± 20% of the initial/mean bodyweight of any previously dosed animal(s).

- Fasting period before study:
overnight fast immediately before dosing

- Housing:
The animals were housed in groups of up to four in suspended solid floor polypropylene cages furnished with woodflakes.

- Diet (e.g. ad libitum):
(2014 Teklad Global Rodent diet supplied by Harlan Teklad, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxon, UK) was allowed ad libitum throughout the study.

- Water (e.g. ad libitum):free access to mains drinking water

- Acclimation period:acclimatisation period of at least five days


ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C):
19 to 25°C

- Humidity (%):
30 to 70%

- Air changes (per hr):
The rate of air exchange was at least fifteen changes per hour.

- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light):
lighting was controlled by a time switch to give twelve hours continuous light (06:00 to 18:00) and twelve hours darkness.


IN-LIFE DATES: From: Day 1 To: Day 14
Route of administration:
oral: gavage
Vehicle:
water
Details on oral exposure:

VEHICLE
- Concentration in vehicle:
For the purpose of the study the test material was freshly prepared, as required, as a suspension in distilled water to give a dose level of 2000mg/kg bodyweight.

- Amount of vehicle (if gavage):
Not stated

- Justification for choice of vehicle:
Distilled water was the preferred vehicle of the test method.

- Lot/batch no. (if required):
Not stated

- Purity:
Not stated


MAXIMUM DOSE VOLUME APPLIED:
10ml/kg


DOSAGE PREPARATION (if unusual):
Not applicable

CLASS METHOD (if applicable)

- Rationale for the selection of the starting dose:
Using available information on the toxicity of the test material, 2000 mg/kg was chosen as the starting dose.
Doses:
Following a sighting test at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg, an additional four fasted female animals were given a single oral dose of test material, as a suspension in distilled water, at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg bodyweight. Clinical signs and bodyweight development were monitored during the study. All animals were subjected to gross necropsy.
No. of animals per sex per dose:

1 female at 2000 mg/kg
4 females at 2000 mg/kg
Control animals:
no
Details on study design:

- Duration of observation period following administration:
14 days

- Frequency of observations and weighing:
Clinical observations were made ½, 1, 2, and 4 hours after dosing and then daily for fourteen days. Morbidity and mortality checks were made twice daily. Individual bodyweights were recorded on Day 0 (the day of dosing) and on Days 7 and 14.

- Necropsy of survivors performed:
Yes


- Other examinations performed:
Clinical signs, body weight.
Preliminary study:
A sighting test at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg was performed.
Sex:
female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Remarks on result:
other: 95% confidence limits not given in study report.
Mortality:
There were no deaths.
Clinical signs:
Signs of systemic toxicity noted in four animals were hunched posture and noisy respiration. There were no signs of systemic toxicity noted in one animal.
Body weight:
Animals showed expected gains in bodyweight except for two animals which showed bodyweight loss during the first week but expected gain in bodyweight during the second week.
Gross pathology:
No abnormalities were noted at necropsy.
Other findings:
- Organ weights:
Not recorded

- Histopathology:
Not recorded

- Potential target organs:
Not recorded

- Other observations:
None

Table1              Individual Clinical Observations and Mortality Data

Dose Level mg/kg

Animal Number and Sex

Effects Noted After Dosing
(Hours)

Effects Noted During Period After Dosing
(Days)

½

1

2

4

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

2000

1-0

Female

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2-0

Female

Rn

H

H

H

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2-1

Female

Rn

HRn

HRn

H

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2-2

Female

Rn

HRn

HRn

HRn

HRn

HRn

H

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2-3

Female

Rn

H

H

H

H

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 


Table2              Individual Bodyweights and Bodyweight Changes

Dose Level mg/kg

Animal Number and Sex

Bodyweight (g) at Day

Bodyweight Gain (g) During Week

0

7

14

1

2

2000

1-0 Female

186

191

194

5

3

2-0 Female

178

181

196

3

15

2-1 Female

187

178

188

-9

10

2-2 Female

158

156

168

-2

12

2-3 Female

174

184

193

10

9

 


Table3              Individual Necropsy Findings

Dose Level
mg/kg

Animal Number
and Sex

Time of Death

Macroscopic Observations

2000

1-0 Female

Killed Day 14

No abnormalities detected

2-0 Female

Killed Day 14

No abnormalities detected

2-1 Female

Killed Day 14

No abnormalities detected

2-2 Female

Killed Day 14

No abnormalities detected

2-3 Female

Killed Day 14

No abnormalities detected


0= No signs of systemic toxicity

H = Hunched posture

Rn = Noisy respiration

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test material in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be greater than 2000 mg/kg bodyweight (EU CLP Classification - not classified).

This study is considered to be acceptable and to adequately satisfy both the guideline requirement and the regulatory requirement for this endpoint in addition the study is deemed acceptable for classification and labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP). This study supports the conclusion that sodium and potassium orthophosphates exhibit low systemic toxicity.
Executive summary:

Introduction. 

The study was performed to assess the acute oral toxicity of the test material in the Wistar strain rat. The method was designed to meet the requirements of the following:

        OECD Guidelines for Testing of Chemicals No 420 “Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Method” (adopted 17 December 2001)

        Method B1bisAcute Toxicity (Oral) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 440/2008

Method. 

Following a sighting test at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg, an additional four fasted female animals were given a single oral dose of test material, as asuspensionindistilled water, at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg bodyweight. Clinical signs and bodyweight development were monitored during the study. All animals were subjected to gross necropsy.

Mortality. 

There were no deaths.

Clinical Observations. 

Signs of systemic toxicity noted in four animals were hunched posture and noisy respiration. There were no signs of systemic toxicity noted in one animal.

Bodyweight. 

Animals showed expected gains in bodyweight except for two animals which showed bodyweight loss during the first week but expected gain in bodyweight during the second week.

Necropsy. 

No abnormalities were noted at necropsy.

Conclusion. 

The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test material in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be greater than 2000 mg/kg bodyweight (EU CLP - not classifed )

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed
Quality of whole database:
LD50 > 2,000 mg/kg bw
Five studies are available to assess the acute oral toxicity of trisodium orthophosphate. All studies indicate that trisodium orthophosphate has a low potential for systemic toxicity following acute administration via the oral route.
Additional supporting data (Birch MD, 1973 and Sorenson S, 1983) are considered to be sufficient to support the overall classification; however these studies are not sufficient as stand-alone data sources for this endpoint nor as a weight of evidence without the key study.

Acute toxicity: via inhalation route

Link to relevant study records
Reference
Endpoint:
acute toxicity: inhalation
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
No data
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Justification for type of information:
REPORTING FORMAT FOR THE ANALOGUE APPROACH
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

1. HYPOTHESIS FOR THE ANALOGUE APPROACH
In accordance with REACH Annex XI, Section 1.5, of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) the standard testing regime may be adapted in cases where a grouping or read-across approach has been applied.

The similarities may be based on:
(1) a common functional group
(2) the common precursors and/or the likelihood of common breakdown products via physical or biological processes, which result in structurally similar chemicals; or
(3) a constant pattern in the changing of the potency of the properties across the category

Both salts are monovalent inorganic phosphates, composed of a phosphate anion and an Na+ alkali metal cation. Orthophosphate salts of these types are not considered to differ in their systemic toxicity profile; differences arise in their local effects profile due to the increasing or decreasing acidity/alkalinity and buffering capacities of the substances. This has been shown not to have an effect on systemic toxicity. In addition, both salts have been shown to be of similar low toxicity in acute oral studies. These studies are supported by a number of acute oral studies on similar compounds which all show potassium and sodium orthophosphates to possess low systemic toxicity via the oral route and therefore comparisons can be drawn to allow read-across for the acute inhalation endpoint


2. SOURCE AND TARGET CHEMICAL(S) (INCLUDING INFORMATION ON PURITY AND IMPURITIES)
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

3. ANALOGUE APPROACH JUSTIFICATION
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

4. DATA MATRIX
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.
Reason / purpose:
read-across: supporting information
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EPA OPP 81-3 (Acute inhalation toxicity)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Health Effects Test Guidelines, October 1984 (PB82-232984) Acute Inhalation Toxicity Study
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 403 (Acute Inhalation Toxicity)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.2 (Acute Toxicity (Inhalation))
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: FMC Acute Inhalation Toxicity Protocol Number 27
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes
Test type:
standard acute method
Limit test:
yes
Species:
rat
Strain:
Sprague-Dawley
Sex:
male/female
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source: Charles River Laboratories, Kingston, NY.
- Age at study initiation: young adult
- Weight at study initiation: males: 274 ± 9.1; females 217 ± 7.3
- Fasting period before study: not reported
- Housing: Individually housed in stainless steel suspended rat cages. Desorb bedding was used in the litter pans.
- Diet (e.g. ad libitum): ad libitum
- Water (e.g. ad libitum): ad libitum
- Acclimation period: a minimum of 5 days

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 69 - 73ºF
- Humidity (%): 41 - 70 %
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12 h dark/ 12 h light
Route of administration:
inhalation: dust
Type of inhalation exposure:
whole body
Vehicle:
other: unchanged (no vehicle)
Details on inhalation exposure:
GENERATION OF TEST ATMOSPHERE / CHAMBER DESCRIPTION
- Exposure apparatus: Rochester type exposure chamber
- Exposure chamber volume: 150 L
- Method of holding animals in test chamber: test animals were assigned to and housed in individual compartments of a wire mesh cage bank (all on the same horizontal level) during the exposure. The cage position assignment ensured equal distribution of both sexes throughout the cage bank.
- Source and rate of air: breathing grade compressed air
- System of generating particulates/aerosols: a BGI Wright dust feeder II was used to generate the test atmosphere. The test material was desiccated and packed into large dust cups. Breathing grade compressed air was metered to the Wright dust feeder through 1/4 inch teflon tubing by a Matheson® 605 rotameter with metal float. Rotameter back pressure was controlled using a Matheson®3104-C regulator. The dust feeder back pressure was controlled using a Marshalltown® back pressure gauge. The test material was made airborne by compressed air dispersing the material into the exposure chamber. The concentration of the test atmostphere was controlled by the delivery rate setting of the wright dust feeder.
- Method of particle size determination: the aerodynamic particle size distribution was determined by gravimetric analysis of the test material collected on the impactor stages and subsequent determination of the MMAD, geometric SD and other particule size parameters by logarithmic-probability plotting.
- Temperature, humidity, pressure in air chamber: Chamber and room air temperature and relative humidity were monitored continuously during the exposure with FMC wet/dry bulb hygrometers. Measurements were recorded at 30 min intervals.
At the end of the exposure, the chamber was cleared for 30 min by drawing room air through it at the same flow rate (31.9 L/min) prior to removing the animals.

TEST ATMOSPHERE
- Brief description of analytical method used: chamber air samples were taken on Gelman® Type A/E 47 mm glass fibre filters held in cassettes at approximately 1 h intervals during exposure to determine the airborne concentration of test material. The airborne concentration of the test material was determined gravimetrically by drawing a known amount of chamber air through the filter. The concentration was calculated by dividing filter weight gain by the sample volume. The samples were taken from the centre of the chamber directly over the animal exposure caging.
Atmospheric monitoring:
The chamber homogeneity determination showed that the test atmosphere was homogeneously distributed throughout the test chamber (cv = 7.10 %).
The dust feeder was operated at what was considered a maximum setting which would allow reliable operation. At this setting the delivery rate required the dust feeder to be manually assisted during the exposure. The chamber airflow was operated at as low flow rate which would allow timely chamber equilibrium and maintain a slight negative pressure in the chamber. The difference between gravimetric and nominal concentration was attributed to sedimentation of larger particles and / or adhesion of the test material to surfaces in the exposure chamber.


- Samples taken from breathing zone: yes
- MMAD (Mass median aerodynamic diameter) / GSD (Geometric st. dev.): The MMADs ranged from 5.87 to 6.82 μm with geometric standard deviations ranging from 2.55 to 2.92. The fraction of particles less than or equal to 1 μm in mass aerodynamic diameter, based on the log probability graphs, ranged from 0 to 3.6 %. The fraction of particles less than or equal to 10 μm in mass aerodynamic diameter, based on the log probability graphs, ranged from 65.9 to 69.1 %. These results indicated the test material was respirable in size to the rat. The MMAD represents the smallest size that could be acheived in this study. The material had a static electric charge when generated causing the particles to agglomerate and / or adhere to surfaces inside the chamber.
Analytical verification of test atmosphere concentrations:
yes
Remarks:
chamber air samples were taken on Gelman® Type A/E 47 mm glass fibre filters held in cassettes at approximately 1 h intervals during exposure to determine the airborne concentration of test material
Duration of exposure:
4 h
Concentrations:
Nominal concentration: 37.35 mg/L
Mean analytical data ±SD (Gravimetric concentration): 0.83 ± 0.065 mg/L
No. of animals per sex per dose:
5/sex/dose
Control animals:
not specified
Details on study design:
- Duration of observation period following administration: 14 days
- Frequency of observations and weighing: the animals were observed for signs of toxicity and mortality at 15 min intervals during the first h of exposure , hourly for the remainder of the exposure, upon removal from the chamber, at 1 h post-exposure, twice daily thereafter for 13 days and once on day 14.
- Necropsy of survivors performed: yes, all animals were sacrificed and submitetd to gross necroscopy.
- Other examinations performed: body weights were recorded on days 0, 1, 2, 4, 7 and 14.
Statistics:
None reported
Preliminary study:
No data
Sex:
male/female
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect level:
> 0.83 mg/L air (analytical)
Exp. duration:
4 h
Mortality:
There were no deaths during the study.
Clinical signs:
The incidence of clinical signs were highest at the removal from chamber observations.
Clinical signs noted during the exposure included lacrimation and squinting eyes. Clinical signs noted following the exposure incuded chromodacryorrhea, lacrimation, nasal discharge and squinting eyes. Most animals had test material present on the fur during exposure and through day 2 post-exposure. All animals were normal from day 3 observation through study termination.
Body weight:
Most animals lost weight through day 1 of the study and then began to gain weight in a normal pattern. At termination all animals had exhibited increases in body weight over their day 0 values.
Gross pathology:
There were no gross internal lesions observed in any animal necropsy.
Other findings:
no data

Table 4. The concentration presented should be considered the maximum available:

Exposure

Date

Mean Analytical Data ± SD (mg/L)

Nominal

Concentration

(mg/L)

Mortality

Gravimetric Concentration

# Dead / # Exposed

Male

Female

1993-08-06

0.83 ± 0.065

37.35

0 / 5

0 / 5

Table 5. Mean body weights (g) ± SD:

 

Study day

0

1

2

4

7

14

Males

274 ± 9.1

270 ± 10.4

277 ± 11.1

293 ± 10.3

313 ± 10.6

348 ± 13.4

Females

217 ±7.3

218 ± 5.9

215 ± 6.1

222 ± 6.8

228 ± 9.9

238 ± 10.2

Table 6. Incidence of clinical signs: Male

Observation

Time after treatment

Day 0

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Hour

PT

0.25

0.50

0.75

1

2

3

4

R

1PE

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

Chromodacryorrhea

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lacrimation

0

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Material on fur

0

0

0

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

0

0

Nasal discharge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Squinting eyes

0

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Death (cumulative)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Continued:

Observation

Day

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

 

Chromodacryorrhea

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lacrimation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Material on fur

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nasal discharge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Squinting eyes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Death (cumulative)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PE - Post exposure

PT - Prior to exposure

R - Removal from chamber

Incidence of clinical signs: Female

Observation

Day 0

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Hour

PT

0.25

0.50

0.75

1

2

3

4

R

1PE

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

Lacrimation

0

2

3

3

3

3

2

0

5

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Material on fur

0

0

0

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

3

0

0

Nasal discharge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Squinting eyes

0

5

5

5

5

5

5

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Death (cumulative)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Continued:

Observation

Day

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

AM

PM

 

Lacrimation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Material on fur

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nasal discharge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Squinting eyes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Death (cumulative)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PE - Post exposure

PT - Prior to exposure

R - Removal from chamber

Table 7. Individual body weights:

Animal #

Day 0

(g)

Day 1

(g)

Day 2

(g)

Day 4

(g)

Day 7

(g)

Day 14

(g)

Male

AC8941M

262

260

266

280

299

330

AC8942M

277

268

277

292

311

351

AC8943M

281

683

293

307

327

365

AC8944M

282

279

283

298

319

354

AC8945M

266

261

268

287

309

340

Mean

274

270

277

293

313

348

SD

± 9.1

± 10.4

± 11.1

± 10.3

± 10.6

± 13.4

 

Female

AC8951F

209

212

212

216

223

228

AC8952F

227

223

222

231

242

251

AC8953F

221

223

216

223

225

238

AC8954F

217

220

220

224

232

245

AC8955F

211

211

207

214

216

228

Mean

217

218

215

222

228

238

SD

± 7.3

± 5.9

± 6.1

± 6.8

± 9.9

± 10.2

AC - rat

M - Male

F - Female

Table 8. Individual necropsy findings:

Animal

Type, Time of Death

Term Body Weight (g)

Body Weight Change (g)

Internal Findings

Male

AC8941M

S (14)

330

+ 68

No gross lesions

AC8942M

S (14)

351

+ 74

No gross lesions

AC8943M

S (14)

365

+ 84

No gross lesions

AC8944M

S (14)

354

+ 72

No gross lesions

AC8945M

S (14)

340

+ 74

No gross lesions

Female

AC8951F

S (14)

228

+ 19

No gross lesions

AC8952F

S (14)

251

+ 24

No gross lesions

AC8953F

S (14)

238

+ 17

No gross lesions

AC8954F

S (14)

245

+ 28

No gross lesions

AC8955F

S (14)

228

+ 17

No gross lesions

AC - Rat

M - Male

F - Female

S ( ) - Sacrificed (study day)

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
Under the conditions of this study, the test material caused no mortality when administered for 4 h to Sprague Dawley rats at a mean, maximum attainable concentration of 0.83 mg/L. Based on this, the LC50 for monosodium phosphate is considered to be greater than 0.83 mg/L. This study is considered to be acceptable and to adequately satisfy both the guideline requirement and the regulatory requirement for this endpoint.

As the study was conducted up to the maximum attainable concentration and in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (EU CLP) sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate is not considered to be classified.

Read-across from sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate to trisodium orthophosphate is justified on the following basis.

Both salts are monovalent inorganic phosphates, composed of a phosphate anion and an Na+ alkali metal cation. Orthophosphate salts of these types are not considered to differ in their systemic toxicity profile; differences arise in their local effects profile due to the increasing or decreasing acidity/alkalinity and buffering capacities of the substances. This has been shown not to have an effect on systemic toxicity.
In addition, both salts have been shown to be of similar low toxicity in acute oral studies. These studies are supported by a number of acute oral studies on similar compounds which all show potassium and sodium orthophosphates to possess low systemic toxicity via the oral route (See section 7.2.1.) and therefore comparisons can be drawn to allow read-across for the acute inhalation endpoint.

This study is therefore deemed reliable for classification and labeling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP).
Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed
Quality of whole database:
LC50 >830 mg/m3
One key study is available to assess the acute inhalation toxicity of the analogous substance sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate.

Acute toxicity: via dermal route

Link to relevant study records
Reference
Endpoint:
acute toxicity: dermal
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2005-09-27 to 2006-07-07
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Justification for type of information:
REPORTING FORMAT FOR THE ANALOGUE APPROACH
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

1. HYPOTHESIS FOR THE ANALOGUE APPROACH
In accordance with REACH Annex XI, Section 1.5, of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH) the standard testing regime may be adapted in cases where a grouping or read-across approach has been applied.

The similarities may be based on:
(1) a common functional group
(2) the common precursors and/or the likelihood of common breakdown products via physical or biological processes, which result in structurally similar chemicals; or
(3) a constant pattern in the changing of the potency of the properties across the category

Both salts are monovalent inorganic phosphates, composed of a phosphate anion and an alkali metal cation. Both the Na+ and the K+ cation have a similar biological function and therefore orthophosphate salts of these types are not considered to differ in their systemic toxicity profile; differences arise in their local effects profile due to the increasing or decreasing acidity/alkalinity and buffering capacities of the substances. This has been shown not to have an effect on systemic toxicity. In addition, both salts have been shown to be of similar low toxicity in acute oral studies. These studies are supported by a number of acute oral studies on similar compounds which all show potassium and sodium orthophosphates to possess low systemic toxicity via the oral route and therefore comparisons can be drawn to allow read-across for the acute dermal endpoint. Regarding the nature of the substances in question; inorganic, Molecular weight >100, the absorption through the dermal layer will be considerably less than via the gastro-intestinal tract (a route which has shown low systemic toxicity).

2. SOURCE AND TARGET CHEMICAL(S) (INCLUDING INFORMATION ON PURITY AND IMPURITIES)
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

3. ANALOGUE APPROACH JUSTIFICATION
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.

4. DATA MATRIX
See read-across justification report under Section 13 ‘Assessment Reports’.
Reason / purpose:
read-across: supporting information
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity)
Deviations:
not specified
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EPA OPPTS 870.1200 (Acute Dermal Toxicity)
Deviations:
not specified
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.3 (Acute Toxicity (Dermal))
Deviations:
not specified
GLP compliance:
yes
Test type:
fixed dose procedure
Species:
rat
Strain:
Sprague-Dawley
Sex:
male/female
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source: Ace Animals, Inc., Boyertown, PA.
- Age at study initiation: 9 - 10 weeks (young adult)
- Weight at study initiation: Males 298 - 320 g; females 206 - 220 g.
- Housing: Singly housed in suspended stainless steel caging with mesh floors which conform to the size recommendations in the most recent guide for the care and use of laboratory animals DHEW (NIH). Litter paper was placed beneath the case and was changed at least three times per week.
- Diet: Purina rodent chow #5012
- Water: Filtered tap water supplied ad libitum by automatic water dispenser.
- Acclimation period: 15 days

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 19 - 23 ºC
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12-h light/dark cycle
Type of coverage:
occlusive
Vehicle:
water
Details on dermal exposure:
TEST SITE
- Area of exposure: Dorsal area and trunk.
- % coverage: Approximately 10 % (2 inches by 3 inches)
- Type of wrap if used: A gauze pad and 3 inch Durapore tape.

REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Washing: Test site was gently cleansed of any residual test substance.
- Time after start of exposure: After 24 h.

TEST MATERIAL
- Amount applied: 2000 mg/kg bw. Individual doese were calculated based on the initial body weights and concentration of the test mixture.
- Concentration: 90 % w/w
- For solids, paste formed: Yes the test substance was moistened with distiled water to acheive a dry paste.
Duration of exposure:
24 h
Doses:
2000 mg/kg bw
No. of animals per sex per dose:
5/sex/dose
Control animals:
not specified
Details on study design:
- Duration of observation period following administration: 14 days
- Frequency of observations and weighing: body weights of the animals were recorded prior to test substance application (initial) and again on Days 7 and 14 (termination). Cage side observations for mortality, signs of gross toxicity and behavioural changes during the first several hours after application and at least once daily thereafter for 14 days. Observations included gross evaluation of skin and fur, eyes and mucous membranes, respiratory, circulatory, autonomic and central nervous systems, somatomotor activity and behaviour pattern. Particular attention was directed to observation of tremors, convulsions, salivation, diarrhoea and coma.
- Necropsy of survivors performed: Yes gross necropsies were performed on all animals. Tissues and organs of the thoracic and abdominal cavities were examined.
Statistics:
No data
Sex:
male/female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Remarks on result:
other: The test substance was applied as a 90 % w/w mixture in distilled water.
Mortality:
All animals survived.
Clinical signs:
All animals appeared healthy and active during the study. There were no signs of gross toxicity, dermal irritation, adverse pharmacologic effects or abnormal behaviour.
Body weight:
All animals gained body weight.
Gross pathology:
No gross abnormalities were noted for any of the animals when necropsied at the conclusion of the 14-day observation period.
Other findings:
No data

Table 2. Individual body weights and doses:

Animal No.

Sex

Body weight

Dose*

Initial

Day 7

Day 14

9342

M

307

363

400

0.68

9343

M

320

348

388

0.71

9344

M

312

338

376

0.69

9345

M

298

345

390

0.66

9346

M

307

369

416

0.68

9347

F

212

227

239

0.47

9348

F

215

239

248

0.48

9349

F

214

243

253

0.48

9350

F

220

236

254

0.49

9351

F

206

242

261

0.46

* The test substance was applied as a 90 % w/w mixture in distilled water.

Table 3. Individual cage-side observations:

Animal No.

Findings

Day of occurrence

Males

9342 – 9346

Active and healthy

0 - 14

Females

9347 - 9351

Active and healthy

0 - 14

Table 4. Individual necroscopy observations:

Animal No.

Tissue

Findings

Males

9342 – 9346

All tissues and organs

No gross abnormalities

Females

9347 - 9351

All tissues and organs

No gross abnormalities

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
Under the conditions of the study, the single dose acute dermal LD50 of PeKacid is greater than 2000 mg/kg bw in male and female rats.
This study is conducted according to the appropriate guidelines (EU AND US) and under the conditions of GLP and therefore the study is considered to be acceptable and to adequately satisfy both the guideline requirement and the regulatory requirement for this endpoint.
In addition, this study is suitable to fulfill the requirements for classification and labelling according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP).

Read-across from potassium pentahydrogen bis(phosphate) to disodium hydrogenorthophosphate is justified on the following basis:

Both salts are monovalent inorganic phosphates, composed of a phosphate anion and an alkali metal cation. Both the Na+ and the K+ cation have a similar biological function and therefore orthophosphate salts of these types are not considered to differ in their systemic toxicity profile; differences arise in their local effects profile due to the increasing or decreasing acidity/alkalinity and buffering capacities of the substances. This has been shown not to have an effect on systemic toxicity.
In addition, both salts have been shown to be of similar low toxicity in acute oral studies. These studies are supported by a number of acute oral studies on similar compounds which all show potassium and sodium orthophosphates to possess low systemic toxicity via the oral route (See section 7.2.1.) and therefore comparisons can be drawn to allow read-across for the acute dermal endpoint.
Regarding the nature of the substances in question; inorganic, Molecular weight >100, the absorption through the dermal layer will be considerably less than via the gastro-intestinal tract (a route which has shown low systemic toxicity).


Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed
Quality of whole database:
LD50 > 2,000 mg/kg bw
One key study and a number of supporting studies are provided. All studies support no classification.

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Acute toxicity: oral:The acute oral median dose (LD50) of trisodium orthophosphate in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be greater than 2000 mg/kg bw and is therefore not classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP).

Acute toxicity: inhalation:The acute inhalation median concentration (LC50) of the analogous substance sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate in male and female rats was estimated to be greater than 0.83 mg/L. The result was achieved at the maximum attainable concentration and is considered to be equivalent to a limit test conducted at 5 mg/L and therefore sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate is not considered to be classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP). In addition the authors state that the particles of sodium dihydrogenorthophosphate were prone to agglomeration and / or adherence to the surfaces of the chamber and therefore it stands to reason that this study is acceptable for assessment and no further animal testing is justified. This result is deemed to be adequate for read-across to trisodium orthophosphate and therefore trisodium orthophosphate is considered to be of a similar low risk for systemic toxicity via the inhalation route.

Therefore, it can be reliably concluded that trisodium orthophosphate does not exhibit systemic toxicity via the inhalation route and should not be classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP) and it is deemed scientifically unjustified to repeat this study with trisodium orthophosphate in vivo.

Acute toxicity: dermal: The acute dermal median dose (LD50) of the analogue substance potassium pentahydrogen bis(phosphate) in rabbits was estimated to be greater than 2000 mg /kg bw and is therefore not classified according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP). This classification can be read across to trisodium orthophosphate on the basis of the justifications provided above (see discussion box). As data (Birch MD, 1973 and 1977 Reliability 4) was provided on trisodium orthophosphate to support this conclusion and due to the overall low toxicity of potassium and sodium orthophosphates by this route it is deemed scientifically unjustified to repeat this study with trisodium orthophosphate in vivo and no classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (EU CLP) is proposed.