Draize test

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The Draize Test is a common animal test devised in 1944 by FDA toxicologist John Draize that involves dropping the tested substance directly into an immobilized animal's eyes and observing the results. The test subject is commonly an albino rabbit. It is observed for at least 3 days for signs of redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness and/or blindness in the eyes.

Such tests are controversial, considered by many to be animal cruelty.

See also: LD50.

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