Toxicological Studies

Toxicological tests are performed to assess potential health hazards and genetic toxicity properties of pesticides and other chemicals used in agriculture. Our experts in AgroChemicals conduct a wide range of toxicological and mutagenic potential tests according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and all worldwide quality and safety standards. 

Acute Toxicity
•    Cytotoxicity Test
•    Oral Toxicity
•    Inhalatory Toxicity
•    Dermal Toxicity
•    Dermal Irritation/Corrosion
•    Eye Irritation/Corrosion
•    Skin Sensitization

Genetic Toxicity
•    Ames test
•    Micronucleus Test
•    Cell Gene Mutation Test


Mérieux NutriSciences offers the ‘6-Pack’ suite of acute toxicity studies required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Brazil and other worldwide regulatory authorities as basic data for the registration of any new agrochemical product.

Data from acute toxicity studies provides authorities with information on the potential for health hazards that may result from short-term exposure.

Acute toxicity data is used in pesticide labeling for determinations of:

•    Precautionary label statements
•    Restricted use classification
•    Child-resistant packaging
•    Protective clothing for applicators
•    Farm-worker reentry intervals

The 6-Pack includes the following studies:

•    Acute Oral Toxicity
•    Acute Dermal Toxicity
•    Acute Inhalation Toxicity
•    Acute Eye Irritation/Corrosion  
•    Dermal Sensitization
•    Acute Neurotoxicity or Acute Dermal Irritation Toxicity (Brazil)