Acute toxicity

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Acute toxicity: short-term toxicity usually after a single dose of a chemical. This is usually measured during the observation period of 24 hours or sometimes up to 2 weeks, but in the case of PCBs and PCDD/Fs it must be observed for 4 or 6 weeks (see PCB - acute toxicity, PCDD/F - acute toxicity).[1]


  1. Tuomisto, Vartiainen, Tuomisto: Dioxin synopsis. Report / National Institute for Health and Welfare, ISSN 1798-0089 ; 14/2011 [1]