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Description of key information

The substance is not irritating to skin of rabbits, but irritating to the eyes of rabbits.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Skin irritation / corrosion

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Reference
Endpoint:
skin irritation: in vivo
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 404 (Acute Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The substance was applied (90% in water) in the form of a paste for 1, 5, 15 minutes or 20 hours to the rabbit skin on the back.
GLP compliance:
no
Remarks:
pre-GLP
Species:
rabbit
Strain:
Vienna White
Type of coverage:
occlusive
Preparation of test site:
not specified
Vehicle:
water
Controls:
other: untreated skin of same animal
Amount / concentration applied:
90% in water in the form of a paste (amount not specified)
Duration of treatment / exposure:
1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes and 20 hours
Observation period:
8 days
Number of animals:
5 in total; substance has been applied on the skin of the back of all 5 animals
Details on study design:
REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Washing: concentrated Lutrol and 50% lutrol
- Time after start of exposure: see duration of exposure; 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes and 20 hours
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Remarks:
(1, 5 and 15 minutes of exposure)
Basis:
mean
Time point:
other: 24 hours and 8 days
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Remarks:
(1, 5 and 15 minutes of exposure)
Basis:
mean
Time point:
other: 24 hours and 8 days
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
other: observations regarding skin irritation in case of 20 hours exposure
Basis:
mean
Remarks on result:
other: Slight erythema with individual hemorrhages at 24 hours. Circumscribed crusts (lentil-sized); fallen off at 8 days.
Irritant / corrosive response data:
The application for 1, 5 or 15 minutes on the back led to no findings within 8 days. After application for 20 hours, on the back, slight erythema was recorded with individual hemorrhages at 24 hours. Circumscribed crusts (lentil-sized; fallen off) were recorded at day 8 of the observation period.
Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed (not irritating)

Eye irritation

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Reference
Endpoint:
eye irritation: in vivo
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 405 (Acute Eye Irritation / Corrosion)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The test substance was applied as powder (0.1 g) into the right eyes of 2 rabbits, the left eye was treated with physiological saline solution for comparison. The observation period was 10 days.
GLP compliance:
no
Remarks:
pre-GLP
Species:
rabbit
Strain:
Vienna White
Vehicle:
unchanged (no vehicle)
Controls:
other: saline-treated eye of same animal
Amount / concentration applied:
TEST MATERIAL
- Amount applied: 0.1 g
Duration of treatment / exposure:
single application, no washing was performed
Observation period (in vivo):
10 days
Number of animals or in vitro replicates:
2
Details on study design:
REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Washing: no
Irritation parameter:
other: observations regarding eye irritation
Basis:
other: observations in individual animals
Remarks on result:
other: Findings: on day of treatment: redness and discharge in 2/2; day 2: redness in 1/2, discharge and slight opacity in 1/2; day 3: redness and chemosis in 1/2; day 6: complete reversibility
Interpretation of results:
Category 2 (irritating to eyes) based on GHS criteria
Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
adverse effect observed (irritating)

Respiratory irritation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no study available

Additional information

Skin irritation

In a non-GLP study according to a method comparable to OECD guideline 404, the test substance was applied as moistened powder (90% in water in the form of a paste) for 1, 5, 15 minutes or 20 hours to the rabbit skin on the back under occlusive conditions (BASF, VIII/56, 1958). The application for 1, 5 or 15 minutes on the back led to no findings within 8 days. After application for 20 hours, on the back, slight erythema was recorded with individual hemorrhages at 24 hours. Circumscribed crusts (lentil-sized; fallen off) were recorded at day 8 of the observation period. Assessment according to current criteria considering 4-hours exposure led to the classification "not irritating".


Eye irritation 
In a non-GLP study according to a method comparable to OECD guideline 405, the test substance was applied as powder (0.1 g) into the right eyes of 2 rabbits, the left eye was treated with physiological saline solution for comparison (BASF, VIII/56, 1958). No washing was performed. On the day of treatment redness and discharge in 2 out of 2 animals were recorded, on day 2 redness, discharge and slight opacity were observed in 1 out of 2 animals and on day 3 redness and chemosis were recorded in 1 out of 2 animals. At day 6 complete reversibility was observed. Assessment according to current criteria led to the classification "irritating".
 

Justification for classification or non-classification

Classification, Labelling, and Packaging Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
The available experimental test data are reliable and suitable for classification purposes under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Based on available data on eye  irritation/corrosion, the test item is considered to be classified as cat. 2, H319 ("causes serious eye irritation") according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP).