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Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
DOD Funding of Animal Cruelty 2005: Evaluation of
Barrier Skin Creams to Chemical Irritants in New Zealand White Rabbits (Ortyctolagus
Title: Evaluation of Barrier Skin Creams to Chemical Irritants in
New Zealand White Rabbits (Ortyctolagus cuniculi)
FY: 2005 Funding (in dollars): 350,000
Responsible Organization: AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/WRIGHT
Primary Contact: See Responsible Organization Information
City: Wright-Patterson AFB
Keywords: LABORATORY ANIMALS PAIN DERMAL EXPOSURE SKIN
EXPOSURE SKIN IRRITATION ALTERNATIVE KERSOSEN JET FUEL JP -8 IRRITATION
TOXICOLOGY SKIN EPIDERMIS BARRIER CREAM SKIN CREAM SKIN PROTECTION
Objective: The objective is to find the best barrier creams to
JP-8 irritation. JP-8 penetration rates in the silastic membrane and
harvested pig skin with the degree of irritation caused by JP-8 in
rabbits will be used to determine how best to use in vitro models. Once
the evaluation of the barrier cream?s protection against JP-8 irritation
has been performed, these results from JP-8 testing studies will be used
to determine if any over the counter creams can be recommended as a
barrier against JP-8.
Approach: Test OTC and Novel Barrier Creams for use as
protection against JP-8. Expose one rabbit to JP-8 at a minimum of 8
sites. Testing each cream previously identified as offering protection
against JP-8 during In Vitro testing. Four rabbits per cream were needed
for the study.
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been excluded from coverage by the Animal Welfare Act. Therefore research
facility reports do not include these animals. As a result of this
situation, a blank report, or one with few animals listed, does not mean
that a facility has not performed experiments on non-reportable animals. A
blank form does mean that the facility in question has not used covered
animals (primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs,
sheep, goats, etc.). Rats and mice alone are believed to comprise over 90%
of the animals used in experimentation. Therefore the majority of animals
used at research facilities are not even counted.