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Main Title Proceedings of the Workshop on the Acceptability and Interpretation of Dermal Development Toxicity Studies.
Author Kimmel, C. A. ; Francis., E. Z. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/001 ;OHEA-R-329;
Stock Number PB90-242371
Additional Subjects Skin(Anatomy) ; Toxicity ; Irritation ; Reprints ; Teratogens ; Risk assessment ; Pharmacokinetics ; Mothers ; Dermal absorption
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-242371 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
The purpose of the workshop, which was held in April 1988, was to review the current state of knowledge on the use of the dermal route of exposure in developmental toxicity studies. In evaluating this area, three major issues were considered: (1) the evaluation of maternal toxicity in dermal developmental toxicity studies; (2) what types of pharmacokinetic data are necessary or desirable for the appropriate design and interpretation of these studies; and (3) what factors are important to consider in the design of dermal developmental toxicity studies. The participants concluded: (1) dermal developmental toxicity studies without any indication of maternal or developmental toxicity are inadequate for risk assessment unless accompanied by absorption data, (2) absorption data and limited pharmacokinetic data should be collected in every dermal developmental toxicity study, and (3) dermal developmental toxicity studies in which skin irritation is too marked should be considered inadequate for risk assessment. General recommendations made for all developmental toxicity studies regardless of the route of exposure were: signs of local irritation should be examined, and absorption/pharmacokinetic data should be developed. (Copyright (c) 1990 by the Society of Toxicology.)