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Acrolein : CAS#: 107-02-8
  • Published Date:
    August 2007
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    English
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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about acrolein. 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 this substance 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 acrolein occurs mostly from breathing it in air. Cigarette smoke and automobile exhaust contain acrolein. Acrolein causes burning of the nose and throat and can damage the lungs. Acrolein has been found in at least 32 of the 1,684 National Priority List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). tfacts124.pdf
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