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Document ID (ISN)47758
CIS number 87-587
ISSN - Serial title 0018-8247 - Higiena i zdraveopazvane
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bajnova A.
Title Method for the determination of eye-irritating effects of chemical compounds
Original title Metod za opredeljane na očnoto draznešto deistvije na himičnite săedinenija [in Bulgarian]
Bibliographic information 1986, Vol.29, No.4, p.70-76. 12 ref.
Abstract In the absence of a national standard method for assessing eye irritation hazards, a technique was developed for quantitative determination of the irritant properties of industrial, agricultural and other chemical products on the eyes of rabbits. A 4-ball scale was used for objective assessment with reference eye irritants for degree of damage. The classification of chemical eye irritants includes, in addition to the scale ranking, time and degree of recovery of the eye tissues after a single application of the tested agents in the conjunctival sac. Acids, alkalis, salts, and surface-active substances were studied by this method, as well as antibacterial agents and cosmetics.
Descriptors (primary) irritants; chemical products; eyes; classification; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) salts; bases, alkalis; cosmetics; description of technique; surfactants; disinfectants; health hazards; acids
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation