Long-term effects of a cross-linked polyacrylate superabsorbent in the hamster.

Male and female Syrian Golden hamsters breathed respirable (< 10 microns) cross-linked polyacrylate dust (0.3, 1.0 or 10 mg m-3) for 6 h a day, 5 days per week for 28 exposures and were then held for 42 and 46 weeks. The animals appeared healthy during and immediately following the exposure; there were no differences in body weight at any dose, nor were… CONTINUE READING