||Chemical technology and economics in environmental perspective.
Lapp, Thomas W. ;
Mumma, Charles E. ;
||Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, Mo.); United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.
||EPA/560/2-81/006; 4441-T(6); EPA-68-01-3896
Epoxy resins ;
Environmental surveys ;
Physical properties ;
Chemical properties ;
Public health ;
Polyester resins ;
Chemical industry ;
Heat resistant plastics ;
Industrial hygiene ;
Polyvinyl chloride ;
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
Study investigated the published literature for selected areas in three classes of plasticizers: epoxies, linear polyesters, and trimellitates. Areas of interest included physical and chemical properties, production and use, health and environmental effects, and plasticizer interchangeability. Current production methods, sites, and annual volumes are presented for each class. Little information is available in the published literature on health effects. No occupational standards exist for any of the three classes. Unpublished health data are available for selected tests from manufacturers for specific materials. Environmental effects were limited to static fish toxicity studies for two trimellitates and studies of fungal and bacterial growth with epoxies and linear polyesters. Both classes of plasticizers are very susceptible to fungal and bacterial attack.
"EPA-560/2-81 006." November 1981. Final report, EPA contract no. 68-01-3896; MRI project no. 4441-T(6). Includes bibliographical references.