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Acute Toxicity: inhalation

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Administrative data

Endpoint:
acute toxicity: inhalation
Type of information:
read-across based on grouping of substances (category approach)
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
comparable to guideline study
Justification for type of information:
Perfluorocarbons form a class of compounds with very similar propertioes with regards to living systems. They have been used in numerous medical applications, and so various studies have been performed by other parties and these have established how the materials behave

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1979
Report Date:
1979

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 403 (Acute Inhalation Toxicity)
Version / remarks:
Predates 403, but methodology is comparable.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Test type:
traditional method

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Test material form:
other: vapour

Test animals

Species:
rat
Strain:
other: Charles River CD
Sex:
male/female
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
Houses in plastic cages, free food and water (fasting overnight prior to expusure), observed for 1 week prior, kept in air conditioned room at 70-80°F 40-60% humidity.

Administration / exposure

Route of administration:
inhalation: vapour
Type of inhalation exposure:
head only
Vehicle:
air
Analytical verification of test atmosphere concentrations:
yes
Remarks:
GC
Duration of exposure:
ca. 60 min
Concentrations:
8647 ppm (i.e., vapour pressure concentration)
No. of animals per sex per dose:
5 male, 5 female
Control animals:
no

Results and discussion

Effect levels
Sex:
male/female
Dose descriptor:
LC50
Effect level:
> 8 647 ppm
Based on:
test mat.
Exp. duration:
60 min
Mortality:
None
Clinical signs:
None
Body weight:
Not altered
Gross pathology:
Nothing attributed to test material

Any other information on results incl. tables

"PFD exposure did not produce any toxic sign in rats during or after exposure. Body weights were not altered by exposure. ..."

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
practically nontoxic
Remarks:
Migrated information Criteria used for interpretation of results: expert judgment
Conclusions:
"No toxicity could be demonstrated after exposure to 8647 ppm of perfluorodecalin."
Executive summary:

"No toxicity could be demonstrated after exposure to 8647 ppm of perfluorodecalin."