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Main Title 2-ethylhexanol Worker Exposure Analysis with Cover Memorandum.
CORP Author ; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Year Published 2000
Report Number 40-8611030
Stock Number OTS0527580
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Health effects ; 2-ethylhexanol ; Environmental Fate ; Production and Process ; Epidemiology ; Toxic substances ; Laboratory animals ; CAS No 104-76-7
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  OTS0527580 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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A worker exposure analysis for 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) is presented. Approximately 130,000 kg/site/day are produced by 5 U.S. manufacturers. Since manufacture occurs in a closed reactor, worker exposure is expected to be limited. Inhalation exposure during sampling and packaging is estimated at 100 to 300 mg/day. If no gloves are worn, dermal exposure may occur and may range from 650 to 1950 mg/day during sampling and from 1300 to 3900 mg/day during packaging. When used as an imtermediate in the production of esters, diesters, and triesters of various acids, inhalation exposure is estimated to be 0.1 to 0.7 mg/kg/day during sampling, and if gloves are not worn dermal exposure may range from 1300 to 3900 mg/day. 2-EH is used as a wetting agent in the textile industry, possibly at hundreds of sites. Inhalation exposure is estimated at 0.001 to 0.1 mg/kg/day, and if no gloves are worn, dermal exposure may be 1300 to 3900 mg/day. When used as a solvent, inhalation may be as high as 0.5 to 5 mg/day for 8 hours of exposure. Dermal exposure without gloves may be from 1300 to 3600 mg/day. In all the above cases, exposure while wearing gloves is expected to be negligible.