Effects of Ingestion of Zinc Naphthenate on the Reproduction Function of Rats. Phase 5
Study rept. Jan 1987-Feb 1988
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This study was conducted to determine the effects on reproduction, if any, of oral administration to rats of a candidate wood preservative, zinc naphthenate. findings indicated that rats fed a diet of 0.5 zinc naphthenate experienced a significant weight loss. This weight loss had no effect on mating or viability of offspring over two generations of rats on study. Therefore, zinc naphthenate was not considered to be a reproductive hazard in rats under the conditions of this study. Recommendations provide for the use of appropriate personal protection when handling zinc naphthenate solutions.
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