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Skin irritation / corrosion

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
skin irritation: in vivo
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
1998-1999
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1999
Report Date:
1999

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.4 (Acute Toxicity: Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 404 (Acute Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
GLP compliance:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Type:
Constituent

Test animals

Species:
rabbit
Strain:
New Zealand White
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Age at study initiation: 15 weeks
- Housing: Individually in stainless steel cages with an automatic cleaning system equipped with feed hoppers, drinking water bowls, with wood and haysticks for gnawing.
- Diet: Provimi Kliba 3410 rabbit maintenance diet, ad libitum
- Water: Community tap water from Itingen, ad libitum
- Acclimation period: Yes, but unspecified for how long.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 20 +/- 3
- Humidity (%): 40-70
- Air changes (per hr): 10-15
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12/12

Test system

Type of coverage:
semiocclusive
Preparation of test site:
shaved
Vehicle:
unchanged (no vehicle)
Controls:
no
Amount / concentration applied:
TEST MATERIAL
- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): 0.5 ml
- Concentration (if solution): undiluted

Duration of treatment / exposure:
4 hours.
Observation period:
72 hours.
Number of animals:
1 male, 2 females
Details on study design:
TEST SITE
- Area of exposure:dorsal
- Type of wrap if used: The area onto which the test article was applied was covered with a patch of surgical gauze, which was covered with semi-occlusive dressing. The dressing was wrapped around the abdomen and anchored with tape.

REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Washing (if done): Skin was flushed with lukewarm tap water to clean the application site so that any reactions (erythema) were clearly visible at that time.
- Time after start of exposure: 4 hours

SCORING SYSTEM: According to EEC Commission Directive 92/69/EEC, July 31, 1992

Results and discussion

In vivo

Resultsopen allclose all
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #1
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #1
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #2
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #2
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #3
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #3
Time point:
24/48/72 h
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritant / corrosive response data:
No signs of irritation were observed. No corrosive effects were noted on the treated skin of any animal at any measuring interval.
Other effects:
The test article did not cause staining of the treated skin.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
The test material was found not irritating in a reliable study conducted according to an appropriate test protocol, and in compliance with GLP.