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COMMITTEE ON EMERGENCY AND CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE GUIDANCE LEVELS FOR SELECTED SUBMARINE CONTAMINANTS

Members

ERNEST MCCONNELL (Chair),

ToxPath, Inc., Raleigh, NC

RAKESH DIXIT,

MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

DAVID DORMAN,

College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, Raleigh

MAUREEN FEUSTON,

Sanofi-Aventis, Inc., Malvern, PA

JACK HARKEMA,

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

HOWARD KIPEN,

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

LOREN KOLLER,

Environmental Health & Toxicology, Corvallis, OR

JOHN O’DONOGHUE,

University of Rochester, Honeoye Falls, NY

JOYCE TSUJI,

Exponent, Inc., Bellevue, WA

ANNETTA WATSON,

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Staff

ELLEN K. MANTUS, Project Director

JEAN HAMPTON, Senior Fellow

NORMAN GROSSBLATT, Senior Editor

JENNIFER SAUNDERS, Associate Program Officer

MIRSADA KARALIC-LONCAREVIC, Manager,

Technical Information Center

JOHN H. BROWN, Program Associate

Sponsor

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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COMMITTEE ON TOXICOLOGY

Members

WILLIAM E. HALPERIN (Chair),

UMDNJ–New Jersey Medical School, Newark

LAWRENCE S. BETTS,

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

EDWARD C. BISHOP,

HDR Engineering, Inc., Omaha, NE

JAMES V. BRUCKNER,

University of Georgia, Athens

GARY P. CARLSON,

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

MARION F. EHRICH,

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

SIDNEY GREEN,

Howard University, Washington, DC

MERYL H. KAROL,

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

JAMES N. MCDOUGAL,

Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH

ROGER G. MCINTOSH,

Science Applications International Corporation, Abingdon, MD

GERALD N. WOGAN,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Staff

EILEEN N. ABT, Senior Program Officer for Risk Analysis

SUSAN N. J. MARTEL, Senior Program Officer for Toxicology

KULBIR S. BAKSHI, Senior Program Officer

ELLEN K. MANTUS, Senior Program Officer

JENNIFER SAUNDERS, Associate Program Officer

MIRSADA KARALIC-LONCAREVIC, Manager,

Technical Information Center

TAMARA DAWSON, Senior Program Assistant

RADIAH A. ROSE, Senior Editorial Assistant

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BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY1

Members

JONATHAN M. SAMET (Chair),

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

RAMÓN ALVAREZ,

Environmental Defense, Austin, TX

JOHN M. BALBUS,

Environmental Defense, Washington, DC

DALLAS BURTRAW,

Resources for the Future, Washington, DC

JAMES S. BUS,

Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

RUTH DEFRIES,

University of Maryland, College Park

COSTEL D. DENSON,

University of Delaware, Newark

E. DONALD ELLIOTT,

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC

MARY R. ENGLISH,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

J. PAUL GILMAN,

Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Studies, Oak Ridge, TN

SHERRI W. GOODMAN,

Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, VA

JUDITH A. GRAHAM,

American Chemistry Council, Arlington, VA

WILLIAM P. HORN,

Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot, Washington, DC

WILLIAM M. LEWIS, JR.,

University of Colorado, Boulder

JUDITH L. MEYER,

University of Georgia, Athens

DENNIS D. MURPHY,

University of Nevada, Reno

PATRICK Y. O’BRIEN,

ChevronTexaco Energy Technology Company, Richmond, CA

DOROTHY E. PATTON,

(Retired) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL

DANNY D. REIBLE,

University of Texas, Austin

JOSEPH V. RODRICKS,

ENVIRON International Corporation, Arlington, VA

ARMISTEAD G. RUSSELL,

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

ROBERT F. SAWYER,

University of California, Berkeley

KIMBERLY M. THOMPSON,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

MONICA G. TURNER,

University of Wisconsin, Madison

MARK J. UTELL,

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

CHRIS G. WHIPPLE,

ENVIRON International Corporation, Emeryville, CA

LAUREN ZEISE,

California Environmental Protection Agency, Oakland

Senior Staff

JAMES J. REISA, Director

DAVID J. POLICANSKY, Scholar

RAYMOND A. WASSEL, Senior Program Officer for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

EILEEN N. ABT, Senior Program Officer for Risk Analysis

SUSAN N.J. MARTEL, Senior Program Officer for Toxicology

KULBIR BAKSHI, Senior Program Officer

ELLEN K. MANTUS, Senior Program Officer

RUTH E. CROSSGROVE, Senior Editor

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This study was planned, overseen, and supported by the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.

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OTHER REPORTS OF THE BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY

Respiratory Disease Research at NIOSH (2008)

Evaluating Research Efficiency in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2008)

Hydrology, Ecology, and Fishes of the Klamath River Basin (2008)

Applications of Toxicogenomic Technologies to Predictive Toxicology and Risk Assessment (2007)

Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making (2007)

Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and a Strategy (2007)

Sediment Dredging at Superfund Megasites: Assessing the Effectiveness (2007)

Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects (2007)

Scientific Review of the Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin from the Office of Management and Budget (2007)

Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues (2006)

New Source Review for Stationary Sources of Air Pollution (2006)

Human Biomonitoring for Environmental Chemicals (2006)

Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment (2006)

Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards (2006)

State and Federal Standards for Mobile-Source Emissions (2006)

Superfund and Mining Megasites—Lessons from the Coeur d’Alene River Basin (2005)

Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion (2005)

Air Quality Management in the United States (2004)

Endangered and Threatened Species of the Platte River (2004)

Atlantic Salmon in Maine (2004)

Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin (2004)

Cumulative Environmental Effects of Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas Development (2003)

Estimating the Public Health Benefits of Proposed Air Pollution Regulations (2002)

Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices (2002)

The Airliner Cabin Environment and Health of Passengers and Crew (2002)

Arsenic in Drinking Water: 2001 Update (2001)

Evaluating Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs (2001)

Compensating for Wetland Losses Under the Clean Water Act (2001)

A Risk-Management Strategy for PCB-Contaminated Sediments (2001)

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals (five volumes, 2000-2007)

Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury (2000)

Strengthening Science at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2000)

Scientific Frontiers in Developmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment (2000)

Ecological Indicators for the Nation (2000)

Waste Incineration and Public Health (2000)

Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment (1999)

Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter (four volumes, 1998-2004)

The National Research Council’s Committee on Toxicology: The First 50 Years (1997)

Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet (1996)

Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest (1996)

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Science and the Endangered Species Act (1995)

Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries (1995)

Biologic Markers (five volumes, 1989-1995)

Review of EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (three volumes, 1994-1995)

Science and Judgment in Risk Assessment (1994)

Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children (1993)

Dolphins and the Tuna Industry (1992)

Science and the National Parks (1992)

Human Exposure Assessment for Airborne Pollutants (1991)

Rethinking the Ozone Problem in Urban and Regional Air Pollution (1991)

Decline of the Sea Turtles (1990)


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OTHER REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON TOXICOLOGY

Review of Toxicologic and Radiologic Risks to Military Personnel from Exposures to Depleted Uranium (2008)

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants, Volume 1 (2007)

Health Effects of Beryllium Exposure: A Literature Review (2007)

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants, Volume 1 (2007)

Review of the Department of Defense Research Program on Low-Level Exposures to Chemical Warfare Agents (2005)

Review of the Army’s Technical Guides on Assessing and Managing Chemical Hazards to Deployed Personnel (2004)

Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines for Selected Contaminants, Volume 1 (2004), Volume 2 (2007)

Toxicologic Assessment of Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8 (2003)

Review of Submarine Escape Action Levels for Selected Chemicals (2002)

Standing Operating Procedures for Developing Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Chemicals (2001)

Evaluating Chemical and Other Agent Exposures for Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity (2001)

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Contaminants, Volume 1 (2000), Volume 2 (2002), Volume 3 (2003), Volume 4 (2004), Volume 5 (2007)

Review of the US Navy’s Human Health Risk Assessment of the Naval Air Facility at Atsugi, Japan (2000)

Methods for Developing Spacecraft Water Exposure Guidelines (2000)

Review of the U.S. Navy Environmental Health Center’s Health-Hazard Assessment Process (2000)

Review of the U.S. Navy’s Exposure Standard for Manufactured Vitreous Fibers (2000)

Re-Evaluation of Drinking-Water Guidelines for Diisopropyl Methylphosphonate (2000)

Submarine Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Hydrofluorocarbons: HFC-236fa, HFC-23, and HFC-404a (2000)

Review of the U.S. Army’s Health Risk Assessments for Oral Exposure to Six Chemical-Warfare Agents (1999)

Toxicity of Military Smokes and Obscurants, Volume 1(1997), Volume 2 (1999), Volume 3 (1999)

Assessment of Exposure-Response Functions for Rocket-Emission Toxicants (1998)

Toxicity of Alternatives to Chlorofluorocarbons: HFC-134a and HCFC-123 (1996)

Permissible Exposure Levels for Selected Military Fuel Vapors (1996)

Spacecraft Maximum Allowable Concentrations for Selected Airborne Contaminants, Volume 1 (1994), Volume 2 (1996), Volume 3 (1996), Volume 4 (2000)

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Preface

A submarine, of course, is an enclosed and isolated environment when submerged. Its crew works, eats, and sleeps in this environment and is exposed to air contaminants 24 h/day, unlike workers in a typical occupational environment, who have a respite from workplace exposures at the end of the workday or workweek. To protect the health of submariners, the U.S. Navy has developed 1-h and 24-h emergency exposure guidance levels (EEGLs) and 90-day continuous exposure guidance levels (CEGLs) for a number of chemical contaminants.

In 1995, the Navy began reviewing and updating submarine exposure guidance levels and asked the Committee on Toxicology (COT) of the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct an independent review of several chemicals. As a result of the Navy’s request, the NRC formed the Committee on Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants. This report, the second of two, provides the committee’s rationale and recommendations regarding ammonia, benzene, 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-nitrophenol, Freon 12, Freon 114, hydrogen, 2190 oil mist, ozone, surface lead, toluene, and xylene.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge.

The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their review of this report: Darol Dodd, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences; Terry Gordon, New York University; Rogene Henderson, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute; Gary Krieger, NewFields, LLC; John Morris, University of Connecticut; Nathaniel Rothman, National Cancer Institute; George Rusch, Honeywell, Inc.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Richard Schlesinger, Pace University. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the committee and the institution.

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We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Sylvia Talmage and Kowetha Davidson, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who provided information and input that aided in the development of the toluene and ammonia profiles, respectively.

The committee is grateful for the assistance of the NRC staff in preparing this report: Ellen Mantus, project director; James Reisa, director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Kulbir Bakshi, senior program officer for toxicology; Jean Hampton, senior fellow; Jennifer Saunders, associate program officer; Mirsada Karalic-Loncarevic, manager, Technical Information Center; Norman Grossblatt, senior editor; and John H. Brown, program associate.

Finally, I thank the members of the committee for their dedicated efforts throughout the development of this report.


Ernest McConnell, Chair

Committee on Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Submarine Contaminants

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 Summary of Toxicity,

 

89

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

96

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

98

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

98

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

101

   

 References,

 

101

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FREON 12

 

103

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

103

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

103

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

104

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

118

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

120

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

121

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

124

   

 References,

 

124

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FREON 114

 

129

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

129

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

129

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

130

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

141

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

143

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

143

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

147

   

 References,

 

147

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HYDROGEN

 

151

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

151

   

 Occurrence, Uses, and Sources of Exposure,

 

151

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

152

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

154

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

154

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

155

   

 References,

 

155

8

 

2190 OIL MIST

 

157

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

158

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

158

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

159

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

177

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

178

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

178

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

181

   

 References,

 

181

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OZONE

 

184

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

184

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

184

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

186

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

200

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

201

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

201

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

204

   

 References,

 

205

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SURFACE LEAD

 

214

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

214

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

214

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

215

   

 Toxicokinetic Considerations,

 

220

   

 Maximal Inorganic Surface Lead Concentrations from Other Organizations,

 

222

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

222

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

223

   

 References,

 

224

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TOLUENE

 

230

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

230

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

230

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

232

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

256

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

259

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

259

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

264

   

 References,

 

265

12

 

XYLENE

 

276

   

 Physical and Chemical Properties,

 

276

   

 Occurrence and Use,

 

276

   

 Summary of Toxicity,

 

278

   

 Toxicokinetic and Mechanistic Considerations,

 

288

   

 Inhalation Exposure Levels from the National Research Council and Other Organizations,

 

288

   

 Committee Recommendations,

 

290

   

 Data Adequacy and Research Needs,

 

292

   

 References,

 

292

 

 

APPENDIX

 

298

 

 

GLOSSARY

 

302

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FIGURES AND TABLES

FIGURES

1-1

 

Generalized Schematic of a Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine,

 

13

TABLES

S-1

 

Comparison of U.S. Navy’s Current and Proposed Exposure Guidance Levels with Those Recommended by the Committee,

 

5

1-1

 

Characteristics of Crew and Patrols for U.S. Navy Nuclear-Powered Submarines,

 

11

2-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Ammonia,

 

21

2-2

 

Subjective-Response Scores on Informed and Naïve Human Subjects Exposed to Ammonia Vapor at Various Concentrations,

 

25

2-3

 

Summary of Experimentally Determined Human Nondisabling and Reversible Effects of Inhaled Ammonia,

 

26

2-4

 

Summary of Acute-Lethality Inhalation Data on Ammonia Exposure of Laboratory Animals,

 

39

2-5

 

Summary of Repeated and Subchronic Ammonia Exposure Studies in Laboratory Animals,

 

42

2-6

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Ammonia from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

51

2-7

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Ammonia,

 

52

3-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Benzene,

 

65

3-2

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Benzene from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

76

3-3

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Benzene,

 

77

4-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-nitrophenol,

 

89

5-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Freon 12,

 

104

5-2

 

Summary of Human Toxicity of Freon 12,

 

107

5-3

 

Summary of Animal Toxicity of Freon 12,

 

110

5-4

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Freon 12 from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

121

5-5

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Freon 12,

 

121

6-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Freon 114,

 

130

6-2

 

Summary of Toxicity of Freon 114 in Animals,

 

133

6-3

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Freon 114 from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

144

6-4

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Freon 114,

 

144

7-1

 

Physical and Chemical Properties of Hydrogen Gas,

 

152

7-2

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Hydrogen,

 

154

7-3

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Hydrogen,

 

155

8-1

 

Physical and Chemical Data on Turbine Oil (Symbol 2190 TEP),

 

158

8-2

 

Effects of Inhalation of Mist Oil on Humans,

 

160

8-3

 

Effects in Animals: Inhalation of Mist Oil,

 

167

8-4

 

Inhalation Exposure Levels for Mineral Oil Mist,

 

178

8-5

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Oil Mist,

 

179

9-1

 

Physical and Chemical Data on Ozone,

 

185

9-2

 

Controlled Exposure of Healthy Human Subjects to Ozone and Observed Effects on Pulmonary Function,

 

188

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9-3

 

Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

202

9-4

 

Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Ozone,

 

202

10-1

 

Selected Physical and Chemical Data on Elemental Lead,

 

215

10-2

 

Blood Lead Concentrations and Associated Observed Effects in Exposed Men,

 

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Selected Maximal Surface Lead Concentrations,

 

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Physical and Chemical Properties of Toluene,

 

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Sensory and Neurobehavioral Effects of Toluene in Short-Term, Controlled Human Studies,

 

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Effects of Toluene in Occupational Settings,

 

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Neurobehavioral Effects of Acute Toluene Inhalation Exposure in Rats,

 

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Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Toluene from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

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Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Toluene,

 

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Physical and Chemical Data on Xylene,

 

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Effect of Xylene in Controlled Human Studies,

 

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Selected Inhalation Exposure Levels for Xylene from the NRC and Other Agencies,

 

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Emergency and Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels for Xylene,

 

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