ASTM WK37409

    New Test Method for Measuring Aspiration Potential of Aerosol Products

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    1. Scope

    This test method covers a small-scale laboratory procedure to determine the aspiration potential of aerosol products by determining spray pattern and aerosol deposition rates. This test method has been developed to address a need to identify which aerosol products may present an aspiration risk such that special labeling and/or child-resistant packaging would be appropriate. Studies based on this method may allow the development of a practice to identify such aerosol products. Although this method may be useful for testing non-pressurized aerosol products, its development has been limited to testing pressurized aerosols.

    test to determine health and safety labeling for products packaged in aerosol form; used to test the spray pattern of an aerosol to determine if the product can be inhaled to an extent that might cause lung problems; adopters would be toxicologist; health and safety professionals assessing the risk of aspiration due to an art material product in an aerosol form;


    aerosol, aerosol product, aspiration, deposition rate, spray pattern, ballistic stream, mist, cone spray, pulmonary system,

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Woodhall Stopford


    D01 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7952-2015 and Pending Publication