||Air pollution assessment of vinylidene chloride /
Hushon, Judith M., ;
||MITRE Corp., McLean, Va. METREK Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Strategies and Air Standards Div.
|| MITRE Corp.,
||EPA/450/3-78/015; MTR-7230; EPA-68-02-1495
Dichloroethylene--Physiological effect. ;
Vinylidene chloride resins ;
Industrial medicine ;
Physiological effects ;
Thermoplastic resins ;
Addition resins ;
Laboratory animals ;
Industrial atmospheres ;
Physical properties ;
Chemical properties ;
Environmental health ;
Toxic substances ;
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
Air pollution effects(Animals) ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Air pollution control
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||v, 67 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Vinylidene chloride is toxic to laboratory animals and can be fatal at sufficiently high dose levels. Liver is the prime target organ of vinylidene chloride in mammals. Hepatic injury can occur rapidly after inhalation exposure. Chronic exposure to low levels of vinylidene chloride can result in liver and kidney damage. Vinylidene chloride is a central nervous system depressant reported to have a narcotic effect. Mutagenicity of vinylidene chloride in micro-organisms indicates a need for investigation of its carcinogenicity. The population at risk due to vinylidene chloride exposure is composed primarily of workers in industrial or commercial operations manufacturing or using it. Airborne emissions of vinylidene chloride are not likely to pose a significant risk to the general population. Emissions during production, storage, and transport can be controlled by methods similar to those planned for control of vinyl chloride.
Contract sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "May 1976." Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-67). Microfiche.