Eight subjects participated in a controlled eyes-only exposure study of human sensory irritation in ocular mucosal tissue. The authors investigated dose-response properties and the additive effects of three mixtures of volatile organic compounds. The dose-response relationships for these mixtures showed increases in response intensity as concentration increased. Replication of exposure did not result in significantly different dose- response relationships. Moreover, the result implied that components of the three mixtures interacted additively to produce ocular irritation, a result referred to as simple agonism. Finally, the authors addressed the comparability of two methods to measure sensory irritation intensity (visual analogue scale and a comparative scale). The results indicated that the two rating methods produced highly comparable results.