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Administrative data

Endpoint:
acute toxicity: dermal
Type of information:
migrated information: read-across from supporting substance (structural analogue or surrogate)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: secondary literature - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazard characterisation document sponsored Chemical: 2H-Benzimidazole-2-thione, 1,3-dihydro-, 4(or 5)-methyl-,zinc salt

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
secondary source
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2002
Report Date:
2002

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Test material was moistened with arachis oil and applied to an area of shorn skin. All test animals received a single dermal exposure of 2,000 mg/kg b.w. The test material was held in place by surgical gauze and self-adhesive bandage. The semi-occlusive wrap was removed after 24 hours and the excess material was wiped from the test animal.
Animals were examined for mortality, systemic toxicity, signs of dermal irritation, weight gain and necropsy.
GLP compliance:
yes
Test type:
standard acute method
Limit test:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
methyl-2-mercaptobenzimidazole, zinc salt, purity ~ 95%

Test animals

Species:
rat
Strain:
Sprague-Dawley
Sex:
male/female

Administration / exposure

Type of coverage:
semiocclusive
Vehicle:
arachis oil
Duration of exposure:
24 hours
Doses:
2000 mg/kg bw
No. of animals per sex per dose:
10 male/female animals
Control animals:
not required

Results and discussion

Effect levels
Sex:
male/female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Based on:
test mat.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
practically nontoxic
Remarks:
Migrated information
Executive summary:

Test material was moistened with arachis oil and applied to an area of shorn skin. All test animals received a single dermal exposure of 2,000 mg/kg b.w. The test material was held in place by surgical gauze and self-adhesive bandage. The semi-occlusive wrap was removed after 24 hours and the excess material was wiped from the test animal.

LD50 > 2000 mg/kg bw. There were no deaths, no signs of systemic toxicity, no signs of dermal irritation and all animals showed expected weight gain. No abnormalities were noted at necropsy.