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Workers - Hazard via inhalation route

Systemic effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
DNEL (Derived No Effect Level)
Value:
3.5 mg/m³
Most sensitive endpoint:
repeated dose toxicity
Route of original study:
Oral
DNEL related information
DNEL derivation method:
ECHA REACH Guidance
Overall assessment factor (AF):
75
Dose descriptor starting point:
NOAEL
Value:
300 mg/kg bw/day
Modified dose descriptor starting point:
NOAEC
Value:
262.5 mg/m³
Explanation for the modification of the dose descriptor starting point:

A combined repeated dose toxicity and screening reprotoxicity/developmental study (OECD 422) in rats is available. A NOAEL of 300 mg/kg bw was determined for systemic toxicity. Since only a sub-acute oral toxicity study is available a route-to-route extrapolation is needed to derive the DNELs for dermal and inhalation route.

The REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (R.8.4.2) prescribes a default factor of 2 in case of oral to inhalation extrapolation.

Standard respiratory volume of a rat, corrected for 8 h exposure, as proposed in the REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (R.8.4.2) is considered to be 0.4 m3/kg bw. Correction for activity driven differences of respiratory volumes in workers compared to workers in rest was considered to be 6.7 m3/10 m3. Therefore the modified dose descriptor starting point is 262.5 mg/m3 (= 300 / 2 / 0.4 x (7/10)).
AF for differences in duration of exposure:
6
Justification:
Difference in duration from subacute to chronic
AF for other interspecies differences:
2.5
Justification:
Remaining difference
AF for intraspecies differences:
5
Justification:
Worker population
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

Local effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
medium hazard (no threshold derived)
Most sensitive endpoint:
skin irritation/corrosion
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
medium hazard (no threshold derived)
Most sensitive endpoint:
skin irritation/corrosion
DNEL related information

Workers - Hazard via dermal route

Systemic effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
DNEL (Derived No Effect Level)
Value:
1 mg/kg bw/day
Most sensitive endpoint:
repeated dose toxicity
Route of original study:
Oral
DNEL related information
DNEL derivation method:
ECHA REACH Guidance
Overall assessment factor (AF):
300
Dose descriptor starting point:
NOAEL
Value:
300 mg/kg bw/day
Modified dose descriptor starting point:
NOAEL
Value:
300 mg/kg bw/day
Explanation for the modification of the dose descriptor starting point:

On the assumption that, in general, dermal absorption will not be higher than oral absorption, no default factor is introduced for the oral to dermal extrapolation. The REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (R.8.4.2) prescribes a default factor of 1 in case of oral to dermal extrapolation.

AF for differences in duration of exposure:
6
Justification:
Difference in duration from subacute to chronic
AF for interspecies differences (allometric scaling):
4
Justification:
Rats to humans
AF for other interspecies differences:
2.5
Justification:
Remaining differences
AF for intraspecies differences:
5
Justification:
Worker population
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

Local effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
medium hazard (no threshold derived)
Most sensitive endpoint:
skin irritation/corrosion
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
medium hazard (no threshold derived)
Most sensitive endpoint:
skin irritation/corrosion

Workers - Hazard for the eyes

Local effects

Hazard assessment conclusion:
medium hazard (no threshold derived)

Additional information - workers

According to the REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, a leading DN(M) EL needs to be derived for every relevant human population and every relevant route, duration and frequency of exposure, if feasible. 

Short-term toxicity:

According to the REACh "Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, Part B: Hazard Assessment", above 10 t/y, the establishment of acute toxicity DNEL is unnecessary in most cases, as the DNEL based on long-term exposure is normally sufficient to ensure that adverse effects do not occur. Thus, acute DNELs should default to the long term systemic DNELs.

For local effects, a DNEL was not quantifiable; however, as the substance is classified corrosive for the skin, local effects must be assessed qualitatively and risk management measures applied as necessary. The potential for respiratory sensitization is unknown; however, given its corrosive potential, this endpoint also is assessed qualitatively.

Skin sensitisation:

The substance is was not tested for sensitsation as the substance is classified as skin corrsosive.

Long-term toxicity:

A combined repeated dose toxicity and screening reprotoxicity/developmental study (OECD 422) in rats is available. A NOAEL of 300 mg/kg bw was determined for systemic toxicity.

Since only a sub-acute oral toxicity study is available a route-to-route extrapolation is needed to derive the DNELs for dermal and inhalation route. According to Chapter R.8 of REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, it is proposed in the absence of route-specific information on the starting route, to include a default factor of 2 in the case of oral-to-inhalation extrapolation. On the assumption that, in general, dermal absorption will not be higher than oral absorption, no default factor is introduced for the oral to dermal extrapolation. The REACH Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (R.8.4.2) prescribes a default factor of 1 in case of oral to dermal extrapolation.

General Population - Hazard via inhalation route

Systemic effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

Local effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

General Population - Hazard via dermal route

Systemic effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

Local effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

General Population - Hazard via oral route

Systemic effects

Long term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
Acute/short term exposure
Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified
DNEL related information

General Population - Hazard for the eyes

Local effects

Hazard assessment conclusion:
no hazard identified

Additional information - General Population