Comparison of toxicity tests on human skin and epidermoid (A431) cells using free fatty acids as test substances.

Several in-vivo methods can be used to determine the ability of chemical compounds to induce skin irritancy. In this study we estimated in vivo the capacity of several free fatty acids to induce skin irritancy and compared the results with those found in in vitro tests. Skin irritancy induced by free fatty acids (chain lengths: C6, C7, C9, C10, C11, C13 and… CONTINUE READING