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Guideline acute oral toxicity study in rats indicated a low- moderate order of acute toxicity.

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Acute Oral Toxicity 

An acute oral toxicity study was conducted according to Guideline OECD 420. The animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg was killed for humane reasons. Signs of systemic toxicity noted in the animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg were clonic convulsions, exophthalmos, increased salivation, dehydration, pilo-erection and decreased respiratory rate. Abnormalities noted at necropsy of the animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg were patchy pallor of the liver, epithelial sloughing of the gastric mucosa and hemorrhage of the non-glandular epithelium of the stomach. There were no deaths and clinical signs noted at a dose level of 300 mg/kg. The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be in the range of 300 - 2000 mg/kg body weight.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on an acute oral LD50 value of 300-2000 mg/kg for female Wistar strain rats in a key study (OECD 420, Klimisch score1), 1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbis(thio)]bisbenzene is considered to be in hazard category 4 for acute toxicity by the oral route of exposure under EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 and the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).  This category carries the signal word of "warning" and and hazard statement as "harmful if swallowed".