chronic toxicity

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chronic toxicity (usually uncountable, plural chronic toxicities)

  1. The capacity of a substance to cause long-term or delayed adverse health effects.
    • 1977, National Research Council, chapter 5, in Principles and procedures for evaluating the toxicity of household substances: a report, →ISBN, page 74:
      The classical approach to the study of chronic toxicity has usually involved studies in two or more species of animals that are exposed by the routes and in the concentrations most appropriate for the toxic agent for periods ranging from several months to several years.