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An approach for the delineation of a generic cut-off value for local respiratory tract irritation by irritating or corrosive substances as a pragmatic tool to fulfill REACH requirements.
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PMID:  24486623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Under the current European legislation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) a Derived No Effect Level (DNEL) has to be delineated for acute and chronic inhalation effects. The majority of available experimental studies are performed by the oral route of exposure. Route to route extrapolation poses particular problems for irritating or corrosive substances but the necessity for additional animal studies with inhalation exposure needs to be balanced with the regulatory information requirements. Existing occupational exposure limits (OEL) as surrogate for cut-off limits representing safe exposure under working conditions were grouped under certain criteria for substances that are legally classified in Europe as irritating or corrosive. As a result, it was shown that the OEL for irritating substances in this dataset is not lower than 10 mg/m3 and for corrosives not lower than 1 mg/m3. Under certain conditions these generic limits could be applied as a pragmatic, but still sufficiently reliable and protective upper cut-off limit approach to avoid additional animal tests with irritating or corrosive chemicals. The respective systemic toxicity profiles and physical-chemical properties need to be considered. Specific exclusion criteria for the discussed concept apply.
H Messinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0295     ISO Abbreviation:  Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214983     Medline TA:  Regul Toxicol Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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