JP-5, JP-8, and jet A : CAS#: 8008-20-6
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JP-5, JP-8, and jet A : CAS#: 8008-20-6
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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about three types of jet fuels: JP-5, JP-8, and Jet A. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because these substances may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present. Highlights: Exposure to JP-5, JP-8, and Jet A fuels occurs mainly in the workplace or from accidents or spills. Studies of military personnel suggest that exposure to JP-8 may affect the nervous system. Studies in laboratory animals suggest that exposure to these jet fuels can also cause damage to the liver, immune system, and the skin. Neither JP-5, JP-8, or Jet A have been found in at least 1,832 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). tfacts121.pdf
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