|Document ID (ISN)||42482|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.83-109
||Alternatives to di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate ("DOP") in respirator quantitative fit testing
||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIOSH, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Mar. 1983. 31p. 80 ref.
||Because di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is a potential carcinogen and has undesirable toxic properties, a replacement for this substance is needed as the aerosol used in quantitative fit testing (QNFT) of respirators. The aerosol characteristics and toxic properties of refined corn oil, di-2-ethylhexyl sebacate (DEHS) and dimethicone (DM) were evaluated, and these substances were also used as aerosols in QNFT field tests. Little toxicity data exists for DEHS or DM but the metabolic fate of DEHS is thought to be similar to that of DEHP. A refined corn oil aerosol is now recommended as a replacement for DEHP in QNFT.
||bis(ethylhexyl) phthalate; corn oil; equipment testing; respirators; aerosols
||methylsilicone oil; field tests; bis(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
Esters and salts