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EC number: 202-830-0
CAS number: 100-21-0
Individual rabbit data showing eye irritation scores. The scores given
at the 48 and 72 hour and 7 day time points were the same, hence these
scores have been given in one column.
48 hours, 72 hours, 7 days
Mean eye irritation scores
100 mg undiluted terephthalic acid was instilled into one eye of six
albino rabbits and ocular reactions assessd for up to 7 days.
Effects were limited to Grade 1 conjunctival erythema and chemosis in
all rabbit, with Grade 1 corneal opacity also apparent in one rabbit at
24 hours only. Conjunctival discharge was addtionally noted in 1 rabit
at 24 hours only. The substance is a mild eye irritant and does not
require labelling as an eye irritant under CLP.
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