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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Ethyl Methacrylate


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Ethyl methacrylate is a chemical used in the manufacture of resins and plastics.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
1
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-
People Served
14,000
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-

Health Concerns for Ethyl Methacrylate:


Ethyl Methacrylate Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Ethyl Methacrylate in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Ethyl Methacrylate contamination
SystemsPopulation
New Jersey114,000
Total114,000

The Most Polluted Communities

1 water utilities reported detecting Ethyl Methacrylate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Ethyl Methacrylate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 30.83 ppb
(0 to 2.5 ppb)

Testing Summary for Ethyl Methacrylate

Are tests routinely required for Ethyl Methacrylate by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Ethyl Methacrylate (2004-2009):3,164 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2004-2009):0.4 per year

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Type of concern: Reference:
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies European Union - Classification & Labelling
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies European Economic Community, 1987
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergies National Library of Medicine HazMap

Cancer

Type of concern: Reference:
One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 1988

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Type of concern: Reference:
Classified as irritant European Union - Classification & Labelling
One or more animal studies show skin irritation at high doses RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Type of concern: Reference:
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity European Economic Community
One or more animal studies show respiratory effects at high doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient) RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful Environment Canada Domestic Substance List

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Type of concern: Reference:
One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at high doses RTECS®- Journal of Dental Research 1972

Neurotoxicity

Type of concern: Reference:
One or more animal studies show brain, nervous system, or behavioral effect effects at high doses RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941

Ecotoxicology

Type of concern: Reference:
Not suspected to be an environmental toxin Environment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Type of concern: Reference:
Not suspected to be persistent Environment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulative Environment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

Type of concern: Reference:
Occupational hazards related to handling European Union - Classification & Labelling



Government, industry, academic studies and classifications

government/industry list/academic study appears on list as classification(s)
European Union - Classification & LabellingETHYL METHACRYLATE•Highly flammable
•Highly flammable
•Irritant (eyes, skin, or lungs)
•Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
•May cause sensitization by skin contact
Association of Occupational and Environmental ClinicsETHYL METHACRYLATE• R
Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics IngredientsETHYL METHACRYLATE•Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics
Cosmetic Ingredient Review AssessmentsETHYL METHACRYLATE•Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications
•Avoid skin contact
•Sensitizer - can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin

Environment Canada Domestic Substance List2-PROPENOIC ACID, 2-METHYL-, ETHYL ESTER•This chemical was NOT flagged by CEPA for further attention.
IFRA Fragrance Ingredient ListETHYL METHACRYLATE•The chemical has been reported as used in fragrance compounds by IFRA affiliated member companies in 2008.
National Library of Medicine HazMapETHYL METHACRYLATE•Asthma - Reversible bronchoconstriction (narrowing of bronchioles) initiated by the inhalation of irritating or allergenic agents: Yes;
•Skin Sensitizer - An agent that can induce an allergic reaction in the skin or lungs: Yes;
•Flammability (NFPA) - NFPA flammability code: 0 = will not burn; 1 = must be preheated; 2 = high ambient temp required; 3 = may ignite at ambient temp; 4 = burn readily: 3: may ignite at ambient temperature;
•Lacrimator - A substance that irritates the eyes and induces the flow of tears: Yes;
European Economic Community2-METHYL-2-PROPENOIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER•Skin or sense organ toxicity hazards: suspected
European Economic Community, 19872-METHYL-2-PROPENOIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER•Immunotoxicity hazards: suspected
RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 1988ETHYL METHACRYLATE• mutagenic - Positive mutation assay: Cytogenetic Analysis (mouse lym)
• mutagenic - Positive mutation assay: Mutation in Mammalian Somatic Cells (mouse lym)
RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 1988ETHYL METHACRYLATE• mutagenic - Positive mutation assay: Cytogenetic Analysis (mouse lym)
• mutagenic - Positive mutation assay: Mutation in Mammalian Somatic Cells (mouse lym)
RTECS®- Journal of Dental Research 1972ETHYL METHACRYLATE• reproductive - Fetotoxicity (rat TDLo)
• reproductive - Post-implantation mortality (rat TDLo)
RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941ETHYL METHACRYLATE• brain, nervous system, or behavioral effect - Coma (rat LD50)
• brain, nervous system, or behavioral effect - Muscle weakness (rat LD50)
• skin - Primary skin irritant (rabbit )
• respiratory - Respiratory depression (rat LD50)



references

government/industry list/academic study reference
European Union - Classification & LabellingCPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
Association of Occupational and Environmental ClinicsAOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics IngredientsHealth Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review AssessmentsCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
Environment Canada Domestic Substance ListEC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
IFRA Fragrance Ingredient ListIFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
National Library of Medicine HazMapNLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
Scorecard.org Toxicity InformationEuropean Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm, A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases. Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html
Scorecard.org Toxicity InformationEuropean Economic Community. Sensitizing Substances in the EEC List of Dangerous Substances. Annex I to Council Directive 67/548/EEC. http://www.kemi.se/default_eng.cfm?page=klass_mark/klasshem_eng.htm, A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases. Browse Haz-Map by Adverse Effects http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/hazmapadv.html, Swedish National Chemicals Inspectorate. Labelling of chemical products, Swedish regulations and general advice with regard to the classification and labelling of chemical products hazardous to health, flammables and explosives. List of Allergenic Substances. National Chemicals Inspectorate, Solna, Sweden. 1987, 1990-1992.
RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 1988RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. (Alan R. Liss, Inc., 41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003) V.10- 1987- 11,49,1988
RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 1988RTECS®- Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. (Alan R. Liss, Inc., 41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003) V.10- 11,49,1988
RTECS®- Journal of Dental Research 1972RTECS®- Journal of Dental Research. (International Assoc. for Dental Research, 734 15th St., NW, Suite 809, Washington, DC 20005) V.1- 1919- 51,1632,1972
RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 1941RTECS®- Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. (Cambridge, MA) V.18-31, 1936-49. For publisher information, see AEHLAU. 23,343,1941

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