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Document ID (ISN)42482
CIS number 84-1405
Year 1983
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.83-109
Title Alternatives to di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate ("DOP") in respirator quantitative fit testing
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bis(ethylhexyl) phthalate; corn oil; equipment testing; respirators; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) methylsilicone oil; field tests; bis(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Phthalates
Esters and salts