GIZ-Nord » research and projects » MAGAM II - Risk of Eye Damage Caused by Detergents and Cleaning Products

 Official Project Information GfKT Website:
auf Deutsch: MAGAM I - MAGAM II  in English: MAGAM I


Project Information / Internal Links on GIZ-Nord Poisons Center Website:

auf Deutsch: MAGAM II-Überblick - MAGAM II  Intern - MAGAM I
in English: MAGAM II Overview - MAGAM II Internal - MAGAM I

  • This is the publicly available description of the prospective MAGAM II Study that is currently in progress. The preceding retrospective MAGAM Study (MAGAM I) is described elsewhere on this website.
  • Intermal Information on MAGAM II for study centres is posted here.
  • Information on MAGAM II in German Language is provided here (hier Informationen auf Deutsch).


MAGAM is a prospective study performed by European poisons centres (PC) and the Gesellschaft für Klinische Toxikologie (GfKT).

The object of the study is describe the potential of local exposures to household detergents and cleaning products to induce irreversibe corrosive eye damage.

Regulatory background of the study is the CLP Regulation of the European Union (EU-1272/2008) that may lead to changes in labelling of many consumer products in 2015.

MAGAM II is based on MAGAM I, a retrospective study of all German speaking PC, performed in 2009.

MAGAM II is supported by the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.), Brussels and by Industrieverband Körperpflege- und Waschmittel e.V. (IKW), Fankfurt am Main.

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