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HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A: Hydrofluorocarbon 152a is a halocarbon.

Function(s): Propellant

Synoym(s): 1, 1-DIFLUOROETHANE; 1,1-DIFLUORO- ETHANE; 1,1-DIFLUOROETHANE; 1-DIFLUOROETHANE 1; ETHANE, 1,1-DIFLUORO-; ETHANE, 1,1DIFLUORO; ETHYLIDENE FLUORIDE; FLUOROCARBON 152A; HFC 152A; HFC-152A; PROPELLANT 152A

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of cardiovascular or blood toxicityKlaassen, C
One or more animal studies show effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Categorized List of Inert Pesticide Ingredients
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
53 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1987 & 2005. Office of Pesticide Programs. Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients in Pesticide Products - Categorized List of Inert (other) Pesticide Ingredients.
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull's Toxicology. The Basic Science of Poisons, 5th Ed. Pergamon Press, NY. 1996.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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