E1373-92* Standard Test Method for Conducting a Subchronic Inhalation Toxicity Study in Rats
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1.1 This test method determines the no-observed-effect level 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).
1.2 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.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.
*Appears in - Linder, et al Evaluation of Terrestrial Indicators for Use in Ecological Assassments at Hazardous Waste Sites. EPA//600/R-92/183 September 1992, TA1.9