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ETHYLBENZENE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Moderate Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of cancer; kidney and urinary effects; damage to hearing
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Known to cause cancer
 
high
 
California OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment): Proposition 65 List (2020 Update)
cochlear impairment
 
moderate
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
kidney damage
 
moderate
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Harmful if inhaled
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Possibly carcinogenic to humans
 
moderate
 
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127)
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause genetic defects
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause cancer
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans
 
some
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
EPA testing shows this substance has very high acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
some
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database
upper respiratory tract irritation
 
some
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Harmful in contact with skin
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
harmful in inhaled
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause drowsiness or dizziness
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
may cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
causes serious eye irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer
EPA testing shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database
 
 
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