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Main Title Oral toxicology studies with xylene isomers and mixed xylenes /
Author Condie, L. W. ; Hill, J. R. ; Borzelleca, J. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hill, J. R.
Borzelleca, J. F.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. ;Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/323; EPA-68-03-1880
Stock Number PB89-206759
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Xylenes ; Exposure ; Bioassays ; Rats ; Laboratory animals ; Concentration(Composition) ; Aromatic hydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Biological effects ; Signs and symptoms ; Dose-response relationships
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-206759 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 16 pages ; 28 cm
Xylene isomers and mixed xylenes were administered to male and female Sprague-Dawley rats to evaluate their effects on standard toxicological parameters which included body and organ weights, hematology, serum chemistries, urinalysis and histopathological examination. In the initial study, m-, o- or p-xylene were administered in corn oil by gavage for 10 consecutive days at dose levels of 250, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg/day. The most noteworthy changes were increased liver weight in both sexes for all three isomers while decreases in spleen and thymus weights were seen less frequently. Rats were subsequently exposed to mixed xylenes by gavage in corn oil for 90 consecutive days at dose levels of 150, 750 and 1500 mg/kg/day. The most significant findings of the subchronic study were enlarged livers and kidneys. Histopathological evaluation of liver and kidney tissues revealed an increased incidence of minimal chronic renal disease in only female rats, while treatment related hepatic histopathological changes were not detected in either sex. (Copyright (c) 1988 by Marcel Dekker, Inc.)
"Journal article." "EPA/600/J-88/323." "Published in Drug Chemistry and Toxicology, v.11, no. 4 pp. 329-354, 1988." "December 1988." Microfiche.