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CUTANEOUS TOXICITY EVALUATION OF AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT MATERIALS - IV
INDUSTRIAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH AND TESTING LABS INC PHILADELPHIA PA
Twelve Air Force development materials were studied via the prophetic patch test method on laboratory animals and volunteer human subjects to determine the primary irritant effect and the sensitization index of these materials. These materials were also studied by the Shelanski repeated insult patch test method on human volunteers to determine the primary irritation effect, fatiguing effect, and sensitization index. The patch test studies with rabbits indicated that only one material, Alkyldecalin, was too severe a primary irritant to test on humans. Upon testing the remaining materials on humans, Diethylcyclohexane was found to be a severe primary irritant. All other materials were found to be safe to use in contact with the human skin.
Rept. for Feb 1960-Jan 1961
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