ToxFAQs for jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7 : CAS #50815-00-4
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ToxFAQs for jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7 : CAS #50815-00-4

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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It’s important you understand this information becausethissubstancemayharmyou. Theeffectsofexposuretoanyhazardoussubstancedependonthedose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.

    SUMMARY: JP-4 and JP-7 are liquid mixtures produced from petroleum and used by the U.S. Air Force as aircraft fuels. Breathing large amounts of the vapors from these fuels may cause nausea and nervous system effects. JP-4 has been found in at least 4 of the 1,430 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). JP-7 has not been found at any sites.

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