Accession Number:

ADA106519

Title:

The Acute Toxicity of Polyethylene Glycol 200 in Laboratory Animals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 79-Dec 80,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Mice and rats were exposed to polyethylene glycol 200 PEG 200 aerosols by the inhalation route for 6 hours at a concentration of 2,516 mgcu m. The LCt50 for PEG 500 is greater than the 905,760 mg mincu m used in this study. No biologically significant alterations in blood chemistry, hematology, or pulmonary resistance were found. No mutations or pathological abnormalities could be attributed to the PEG 200 exposure. Intravenous and oral toxicity tests in rats place PEG 200 in the relatively harmless class. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE