ASTM E1373 2001 Edition, October 10, 2001
Standard Test Method for Conducting a Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity Study in Rats
Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, November 2005
Additional Comments: W/D NO S/S
Published By:ASTM International (ASTM)
This test method determines the no observed-effect level (NOEL) and toxic effects associated with continuous or repeated inhalation exposure to a chemical, pesticide, or mixture for a period of 90 days. The test is not capable of determining those effects that have a long latency period for development (for example, carcinogenicity and life shortening).
This test method which is applicable to a gas, vapor, aerosol, or particulate is conducted after initial information on toxicity is obtained by acute testing.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.