Health Risk Issues for Oxygenates

A substantial database exists on the inhalation toxicity of MTBE, but exposure information and health effects data for non-inhalation routes of exposure are limited. In addition, several issues complicate the interpretation of the avaialble data in assessing the healt risks of MTBE. These issues are discussed in terms of non-cancer and cancer health risks. Some current and further activites in support of MTBE health risk assessment are described.


Davis, J. Health Risk Issues for Oxygenates. Presented at American Chemical Society, 219th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2000.