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Main Title Investigation of selected potential environmental contaminants : monohalomethanes : final report /
Author Davis, Leslie N. ; Strange, John R. ; Hoecker, Jane E. ; Howard, Philip H. ; Santodonato., Joseph
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Leslie N.
Letkiewicz, Frank J.
CORP Author Syracuse Research Corp., N.Y. Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number 68-01-4315 ; EPA-560/2-77-007; TR-77-535; EPA-68-01-4315
Stock Number PB-276 483
OCLC Number 31716514
Subjects Hydrocarbons--Toxicology ; Hydrocarbons--Environmental aspects ; Monohalomethanes
Additional Subjects Industrial hygiene ; Hazardous materials ; Chloromethanes ; Halogen organic compounds ; Industrial atmospheres ; Chemical reactions ; Exposure ; Bromine organic compounds ; Iodine organic compounds ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Toxicity ; Exposure ; Consumption ; Production ; Monitors ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Microorganisms ; Toxicology ; Contaminants ; Tables(Data) ; Regulations ; Standards ; Materials handling ; Recommendations ; Safety engineering ; Distribution ; Chemical analysis ; Environmental effects ; Toxic substances ; Methane/bromo ; Methane/iodo ; Phytotoxins ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Occupational safety and health ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-2-77-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-276 483 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report reviews the potential environmental hazard from the commercial use of the monohalomethanes. Chloro-, bromo-, and iodomethane are produced in commercially significant quantities; fluoromethane is produced in small amounts for use as a laboratory research reagent. The sea is a natural source of all monohalomethanes except fluoromethane. Chloromethane is used mainly for the production of silicones and tetramethyl lead (a gasoline additive). Bromomethane is used principally as a fumigant for soil, enclosed areas, and food products. Iodomethane is used as a laboratory and commercial alkylating agent and in tungsten-halogen lamps; the latter use is shared with chloro- and bromomethane. Information on physical and chemical properties, production methods and quantities, commercial uses and factors affecting environmental contamination, as well as information related to health and biological effects, are reviewed.
"June 1977."