Francis Griffith

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Rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs were exposed by inhalation to different concentrations of potassium octatitanate fibers. Following 3 months of exposure, the animals were sacrificed between the 15th and 24th month. The exposed animals showed dose-related dust deposition and pulmonary fibrosis mainly in the respiratory bronchiolar region. Most short fibers(More)
These studies were conducted to evaluate the potential toxicity of ammonium perfluorooctanoate, a commercial surfactant. They include acute and subchronic feeding studies with rabbits, mice, rats and monkeys as well as in vitro mutagenicity assays with Salmonella typhimurium and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The compound was non-irritating to the skin and(More)
Extensive toxicological studies were carried out to define the probable hazard of octabromobiphenyl (OBB) to workers, users, and the environment. OBB had low acute toxicity in mammals and birds by various routes of administration. It was essentially non-irritating to rabbit eyes, non-irritating to human skin and caused only mild skin irritation and no(More)
Isooctyl acrylate (IOA) monomer is a complex mixture comprised predominantly of isomeric, eight-carbon alkyl esters of acrylic acid. Limited evidence from animal studies suggests that certain acrylate esters may be carcinogenic by the dermal route of exposure. The following studies were performed with IOA monomer: acute oral toxicity limit test in rats,(More)
Rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs were exposed to airborne glass fiber at a gravimetric concentration of 0.42 mg. per liter for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week for 90 days. The number of dust particles greater than 5 micron. in length was 0.73 x 10(6) per liter with an average diameter of approximately 1.2 micron. Most particles were less than 2 micron. in(More)