Accession Number:

ADA180198

Title:

Evaluation of the Acute Toxicity of Selected Groundwater Contaminants

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 1985-Feb 1986

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP SERVICES INC - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Acute dermal and inhalation toxicology studies were conducted on several selected groundwater contaminants to provide additional data for hazard evaluations by Air Force personnel. Four of the compounds Tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,1 -Trichloroethane, Chlorobenzene, and 1,1-Dichloroethylene were tested for acute dermal toxicity 2,3-Dimethylphenol and 1,1-Dichloroethane were tested for acute 4-hour inhalation toxicity. Rabbits dermally treated with an upper limit dose of 2 mlkg did not demonstrate symptoms of toxicity. Saturated vapors of 2, 3-Dimethylphenol did not result in mortality among exposed rats after 4 hours. However, 4-hour inhalation exposures to 1,1-Dichloroethane predicted an LC50 of approximately 13,000 ppm when using male rats. Keywords Lethal concentration Toxins.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE