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Administrative data

Endpoint:
skin irritation: in vivo
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
14 - 27 September 2010
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: The study has been performed according to OECD and/or EC guidelines and according to GLP principles.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2010
Report Date:
2010

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 404 (Acute Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.4 (Acute Toxicity: Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EPA OPPTS 870.2500 (Acute Dermal Irritation)
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (JMAFF), 12 Nousan, Notification No 8147, November 2000, including the most recent partial revisions.
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
- Substance type: Yellow to orange powder
- Lot/batch No.: 00082

Test animals

Species:
rabbit
Strain:
New Zealand White
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
- Source: Charles River France, L’Arbresle Cedex, France and Harlan, Belton, Leics, England.
- Age at study initiation: at least 6 weeks old*.
- Weight at study initiation: at least 1.0 kg*.
- Housing: Animals were individually housed in labeled cages with perforated floors (Ebeco, Germany, dimensions 67 x 62 x 55 cm) and shelters (Ebeco, Germany, dimensions 40 x 32 x 23 cm).
- Diet (e.g. ad libitum): Pelleted diet for rabbits (Global Diet 2030 from Harlan Teklad®, Mucedola, Milanese, Italy) approximately 100 grams per day. Hay (TecniLab-BMI BV, Someren, The Netherlands) was provided at least three times a week.
- Water (e.g. ad libitum): Free access to tap water.
- Acclimation period: The acclimatization period was at least 5 days before the start of treatment under laboratory conditions.

* Animal specifications (sex, age and body weight) are specified in the attached table.

A health inspection was performed prior to treatment, to ensure that the animals were in a good state of health. Special attention was paid to the skin to be treated, which was intact and free from abnormalities.

Results of analysis for diet (nutrients and contaminants), hay and water were assessed and did not reveal any findings that were considered to have affected the study integrity. All certificates and results of analysis are retained in the NOTOX archives.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 18.9 – 20.2ºC
- Humidity (%): 40 - 84%
Temporary deviations from the maximum level of relative humidity occurred. Evaluation: Laboratory historical data do not indicate an effect of the deviations.
- Air changes (per hr): approximately 15 air changes per hour- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12 hours artificial
fluorescent light and 12 hours darkness per day.

IN-LIFE DATES: From: 14 to 27 September 2010

Test system

Type of coverage:
semiocclusive
Preparation of test site:
shaved
Vehicle:
other: Watery ethanol (50% v/v)
Controls:
other: Adjacent areas of the untreated skin of each animal served as controls.
Amount / concentration applied:
TEST MATERIAL
- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): 0.5 grams

VEHICLE
The test substance was moistened with 0.7 mL of the vehicle.
Duration of treatment / exposure:
Single application.
Observation period:
14 days.
Number of animals:
3 males.
Details on study design:
STUDY DESIGN
The study was performed in a stepwise manner and was started by treatment of a single rabbit (sentinel). The two other animals were treated in a similar manner 10 days later, after considering the degree of skin irritation observed in the first animal.

TEST SUBSTANCE PREPARATION
Since the test substance did not mix with water, the powdery test substance was moistened with watery ethanol (50% v/v) (water: Elix, Millipore S.A.S., Molsheim, France; ethanol: Merck, Darmstadt, Germany) immediately before application, to ensure close contact with the animal's skin.

TEST SITE
Approximately 24 hours before treatment, the dorsal fur was clipped with electric clippers, exposing an area of approximately 150 square centimeters (10x15 cm). To facilitate scoring, treated skin areas were re-clipped at least 3 hours before the observations.

The test substance was applied to the skin of one flank, using a metalline patch# of 2x3 cm. The patch was mounted on Micropore tape#, which was wrapped around the abdomen and secured with Coban elastic bandage#.

REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
Four hours after the application, the dressing was removed and the skin cleaned of residual test substance using tap water and watery ethanol (50% v/v) (water: Elix, Millipore S.A.S., Molsheim, France; ethanol: Merck, Darmstadt, Germany).
#. Suppliers: Lohmann GmbH, Neuwied, Germany (Metalline) and 3M, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. (Micropore and Coban).

After the final observation, the animals were sacrificed by intra-venous injection of Euthasol® 20% (AST Farma BV, Oudewater, The Netherlands).

OBSERVATIONS
- Mortality/Viability: Twice daily.
- Toxicity: At least once daily.
- Body Weight: Day of treatment (prior to application) and after the final observation.
- Necropsy: No necropsy was performed according to protocol.
- Irritation: The skin reactions were assessed at approximately 1, 24, 48 and 72 hours after the removal of the dressings and test substance. The irritation scores and a description of all other (local) effects were recorded. Adjacent areas of the untreated skin of each animal served as controls.

SCORING SYSTEM:
The irritation was assessed according to the following numerical scoring system. At each observation, the highest scores given were recorded:

Erythema and eschar formation:
0: No erythema
1: Very slight erythema (barely perceptible)
2: Well-defined erythema
3: Moderate to severe erythema
4: Severe erythema (beet redness) *
*. Where signs of necrosis or corrosion (injuries in depth) prevent erythema scoring, the maximum grade for erythema (= 4) was given.

Oedema formation:
0: No oedema
1; Very slight oedema (barely perceptible)
2: Slight oedema (edges of area well-defined by definite raising)
3: Moderate oedema (raised approximately 1 millimeter)
4: Severe oedema (raised more than 1 millimeter and extending beyond the area of exposure)

Results and discussion

In vivo

Resultsopen allclose all
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #1
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #2
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
animal #3
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #1
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #2
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
animal #3
Remarks:
(mean)
Time point:
other: 24, 48 and 72 hours.
Score:
0
Max. score:
4
Irritant / corrosive response data:
No skin irritation was caused by 4 hours exposure to the test substance.

Tables containing individual and mean irritation scores are specified in the attached table.
Other effects:
Coloration / Remnants
Yellow staining of the treated skin by the test substance was observed on Days 1 and/or 2 which did not hamper the scoring of the skin reactions.

Toxicity / Mortality
No symptoms of systemic toxicity were observed in the animals during the test period and no mortality occurred.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
not irritating
Remarks:
Migrated information Criteria used for interpretation of results: other: GHS (2007), EC No 1272/2008
Conclusions:
A skin irritation study in rabbits was performed and the test substance is not considered skin irritating. Based on these results the test substance does not have to be classified and has no obligatory labelling requirement for skin irritation according to the:
- Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) of the United Nations (2007),
- Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.