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Developing testing methods for characterizing emissions and sources of exposures from polyurehane products

Citation:

Mason, M., C. Bevington, C. Hetfield, Ken Krebs, M. Barnes, N. Roache, G. Fock, G. Skarping, M. Dalene, AND D. Karlsson. Developing testing methods for characterizing emissions and sources of exposures from polyurehane products. Isocyanates and Health: Past, Present and Future, Potomac, MD, April 03 - 05, 2013.

Impact/Purpose:

The purpose of this poster is to inform the audience of an inprogress research activity. This is an update to a poster that was approved through STICS last fall, but not presented because the conference was cancelled due to super storm Sandy. Our planning and approach are now more mature, so I have updated the poster. No data are presented in this poster.

Description:

The relationship between onsite manufacture of spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI) and potential exposures to diisocyanate compounds, amine catalysts, flame retardants, and blowing agents, as well as aldehydes and other volatile or semivolatile organic compounds that may be emitted during and following installation, is not well understood. EPA, along with federal and other partners, is investigating protocols for characterizing chemical emissions from SPF products. This supports the ASTM Committee D 22.05 SPFI emissions test method development task, a critical component of a broader strategy to develop emissions test methods specific to SPFI, and assessment tools and models to relate product emissions to potential exposures.

URLs/Downloads:

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 04/03/2013
Record Last Revised: 04/07/2015
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 307552

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT BRANCH