- IRIS Summary (PDF) (21 pp, 148 K)
- Status: Ethylbenzene is in step 1 at this time.
IRIS Assessment Plan for Ethylbenzene (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials)
U.S. EPA. IRIS Assessment Plan for Ethylbenzene (Scoping and Problem Formulation Materials). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/635/R-17/332, 2017.
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Ethylbenzene, also known as phenylethane, is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is present in crude petroleum and gasoline. In addition, it is used in industry primarily as a chemical intermediate in the production of styrene monomer. Ethylbenzene has also been used as an industrial solvent and as a diluent in the paint industry as well as in the manufacture of synthetic rubber, acetophenone, and cellulose acetate. Ethylbenzene is present in naphtha, asphalt, and as an impurity in xylene solvents.
|Sep 2017||EPA released the IRIS Assessment Plan (IAP) for Ethylbenzene for public comment and review. [Federal Register Notice Sep 18, 2017]|
Following the SAB public meeting, the IRIS Program will use the IAP to inform the subsequent development of chemical-specific systematic review protocols.
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Comments on the assessment may be submitted and reviewed using the Docket ID EPA-HQ-ORD-2014-0526