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Main Title Summary review of the health effects associated with propylene health issue assessment.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office.
Publisher Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-88/070; ECAO-R-0083
Stock Number PB89-119739
OCLC Number 19359051
Subjects Health risk assessment ; Environmental health
Additional Subjects Propylene ; Air pollution ; Industrial atmospheres ; Chemical industry ; Polypropylene ; Propylene oxide ; Acrylonitriles ; Environmental surveys ; Toxicology ; Risk assessment
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 600-8-88-070 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/25/1989
NTIS  PB89-119739 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 29 p.
Propylene's major use is as a starting material in the manufacture of polypropylene, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, and as a component in fuel. Ambient concentrations in urban areas of the United States range from about 1 to 10 ppb, with rural air levels being an order of magnitude lower. Propylene is a precursor of photochemical oxidants and other smog components. The atmospheric half-life has been estimated to be 7.7 hours. Propylene is readily metabolized following inhalation exposure. Limited data from acute studies (exposure to a 40% concentration for 6 hours) indicate that propylene is not very toxic to rats. Similarly, no compound-related toxic effects were found in subchronic studies with exposure levels up to 10,000 ppm. Propylene was not carcinogenic in the NTP rat and mice studies with exposure levels up to 10,000 ppm. Propylene is classified as a Group C carcinogen, possibly a human carcinogen.
"July 1988." "EPA/600/8-88-070."