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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Polyethylene

RTECS #

TQ3325000

CAS #

9002-88-4

Updated

February 2008

Molecular Weight

N/R

Molecular Formula

(C2H4)n

Synonyms

2100 GP
23F203
6020P
A 60-20R
A 60-70R
AC 1220
AC 394
AC 680
AC 8
AC 8 (Polymer)
AC GA
ACP 6
Acroart
Agilene
Alathon 14
Alathon 15
Alathon 1560
Alathon 5B
Alathon 6600
Alathon 7026
Alathon 7040
Alathon 7050
Alathon 7140
Alathon 71XHN
Alathon 7511
Alcowax 6
Aldyl A
Alithon 7050
Alkathene
Alkathene 17/04/00
Alkathene 200
Alkathene 22 300
Alkathene ARN 60
Alkathene WJG 11
Alkathene WNG 14
Alkathene XDG 33
Alkathene XJK 25
Allied PE 617
Alphex FIT 221
Ambythene
Amoco 610A4
Bakelite DFD 330
Bakelite DHDA 4080
Bakelite DYNH
Bareco polywax 2000
Bareco wax C 7500
Bicolene C
BPE-I
Bralen KB 2-11
Bralen RB 03-23
Bulen A
Bulen A 30
Carlona 18020 FA
Carlona 58-030
Carlona 900
Carlona PXB
Chemcor
Chemplex 3006
CIPE
Coathylene HA 1671
Courlene-X3
CPE
CPE 16
CPE 25
Cryopolythene
Cry-o-vac L
Daisolac
Daplen
Daplen 1810 H
DFD 0173
DFD 0188
DFD 2005
DFD 6005
DFD 6032
DFD 6040
DFDJ 5505
DGNB 3825
Diothene
Dixopak
DMDJ 4309
DMDJ 5140
DMDJ 7008
Dowlex film
DQDA 1868
DQWA 0355
DXM 100
Dyall
Dylan
Dylan super
Dylan WPD 205
DYNH
DYNK 2
Eltex
Eltex 6037
Eltex A 1050
Epolene C
Epolene C 10
Epolene C 11
Epolene E
Epolene E 10
Epolene E 12
Epolene N
Ethene polymer
Etherin
Etherol E
Ethylene homopolymer
Ethylene polymer
Ethylene polymers (8CI)
Fabritone PE
FB 217
Fertene
Flamolin MF 15711
Flothene
FM 510
Fortiflex 6015
Fortiflex A 60/500
FP 4
G-Resins
Grex
Grex PP 60-002
Grisolen
HFDB 4201
HI-Fax
HI-Fax 1900
HI-Fax 4401
HI-Fax 4601
Hizex
Hizex 1091J
Hizex 1291J
Hizex 1300J
Hizex 2100J
Hizex 2100LP
Hizex 2200J
Hizex 3000B
Hizex 3000S
Hizex 3300F
Hizex 3300S
Hizex 5000
Hizex 5000S
Hizex 5100
Hizex 5100LP
Hizex 6100P
Hizex 7000F
Hizex 7300F
Hoechst PA 190
Hoechst Wax PA 520
Hostalen
Hostalen GD 620
Hostalen GD 6250
Hostalen GF 4760
Hostalen GF 5750
Hostalen GM 5010
Hostalen GUR
Hostalen HDPE
Interflo
Irax
Irrathene R
Lacqten 1020
LD 400
LD 600
LDPE 4
Lupolen 1010H
Lupolen 1800H
Lupolen 1800S
Lupolen 1810H
Lupolen 4261A
Lupolen 6011H
Lupolen 6011L
Lupolen 6042D
Lupolen KR 1032
Lupolen KR 1051
Lupolen KR 1257
Lupolen L 6041D
Lupolen N
Manolene 6050
Marlex 50
Marlex 60
Marlex 6003
Marlex 6009
Marlex 6015
Marlex 6050
Marlex 6060
Marlex 9
Marlex 960
Marlex EHM 6001
Marlex M 309
Marlex TR 704
Marlex TR 880
Marlex TR 885
Marlex TR 906
Mecrothene F
Microthene
Microthene 510
Microthene 704
Microthene 710
Microthene FN 500
Microthene FN 510
Microthene MN 754-18
Mirason 16
Mirason 9
Mirason M 15
Mirason M 50
Mirason M 68
Mirason Neo 23H
Mirathen
Mirathen 1313
Mirathen 1350
Moplen RO-QG 6015
Neopolen
Neopolen 30N
Neozex 4010B
Neozex 45150
Nopol (polymer)
Novatec JUO 80
Novatec JVO 80
NVC 9025
Okiten G 23
Orizon
Orizon 805
P 2010B
P 2020T
P 2050T
P 2070P
P 4007EU
P 4007T
P 4070L
PA 130
PA 190
PA 520
PA 560
PAD 522
PE 512
PE 617
PEN 100
PEP 211
PES 100
PES 200
Petrothene
Petrothene LB 861
Petrothene LC 731
Petrothene LC 941
Petrothene NA 219
Petrothene NA 227
Petrothene XL 6301
Planium
Plaskon PP 60-002
Plastazote X 1016
Plastronga
Plastylene MA 2003
Plastylene MA 7007
Politen
Politen I 020
Polyaethylen (German)
Poly-Em 12
Poly-Em 40
Poly-Em 41
Polyethylene AS
Polyethylene resins
Polymist A12
Polymul CS 81
Polysion N 22
Polythene
Polywax 1000
Porolen
PPE 2
Procene UF 1.5
Profax A 60-008
PTS 2
PVP 8T
PY 100
RCH 1000
Repoc
Rigidex
Rigidex 35
Rigidex 50
Rigidex Type 2
Ropol
Ropothene OB.03-110
Sanwax 161P
Sclair 11K
Sclair 19A
Sclair 19X6
Sclair 2911
Sclair 59
Sclair 59C
Sclair 79D
Sclair 96A
SDP 640
Sholex 4250HM
Sholex 5003
Sholex 5100
Sholex 6000
Sholex 6002
Sholex F 171
Sholex F 6050C
Sholex F 6080C
Sholex L 131
Sholex S 6008
Sholex super
Sholex XMO 314
Socarex
SRM 1475
SRM 1476
Staflen E 650
Stamylan 1000
Stamylan 1700
Stamylan 8200
Stamylan 8400
Stamylan 900
Sumikathene
Sumikathene F 101-1
Sumikathene F 210-3
Sumikathene F 702
Sumikathene G 201
Sumikathene G 202
Sumikathene G 701
Sumikathene G 801
Sumikathene G 806
Sumikathene hard 2052
Sunwax 151
Super dylan
Suprathen
Suprathen C 100
Takathene
Takathene P 12
Takathene P 3
Telcotene
Telecothene
Tenaplas
Tenite 1811
Tenite 2910
Tenite 2918
Tenite 3300
Tenite 3340
Tenite 800
Trovidur PE
Tyrin
Tyvek
Unifos DYOB S
Unifos EFD 0118
Valeron
Valspex 155-53
Velustral KPA
Vestolen
Vestolen A 616
Wax LE
WJG 11
WNF 15
WVG 23
XL 1246
XL 335-1
XNM 68
XO 440
Yukalon EH 30
Yukalon HE 60
Yukalon K 3212
Yukalon LK 30
Yukalon MS 30
Yukalon PS 30
Yukalon YK 30
ZF 36

Tumorigenic Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
implant/mouse lowest published toxic dose: 331 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CNREA8 15,333,1955
implant/rat toxic dose: 2120 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Blood: Lymphoma including Hodgkin's disease

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
BJCAAI 23,401,1969
implant/rat toxic dose: 1476 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CORTBR 88,223,1972
implant/rat toxic dose: 1000 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
AJOGAH 96,134,1966
implant/rat lowest published toxic dose: 33 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CNREA8 15,333,1955

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 75.5 gm/m3/30MENTOX* -,516,2005
oral/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 5 gm/kgTPKVAL 5,136,1963
oral/mouse lowest published toxic dose: 2500 mg/kgKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Changes in tubules (including acute renal failure, acute tubular necrosis)

Blood: Changes in spleen

Biochemical: Metabolism (intermediary): Other proteins
TPKVAL 5,136,1963
oral/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 5000 mg/kgOlfaction: Change in sensation of smell

Behavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Change in motor activity (specific assay)
TPKVAL 14,138,1975
oral/rat Lethal dose: >3 gm/kgKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changesKSRNAM 16,175,1982
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >8 gm/kgENTOX* -,516,2005

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Human No Adequate DataIMEMDT 19,157,1979
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Animal Inadequate EvidenceIMEMDT 19,157,1979
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)Cancer Review:Group 3IMSUDL 7,56,1987
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWACEDAB 185,296,1974
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWSMJOAV 67,1459,1974
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWETOXAC 6,1,1975
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,516,2005

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1988 PESTICIDE SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION OR RE-REGISTRATIONFEREAC 54,7740,1989
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 10 mg/m3, JUN2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code T1799; Number of Industries 74; Total Number of Facilities 10183; Number of Occupations 67; Total Number of Employees Exposed 170078; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 35399
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X2844; Number of Industries 3; Total Number of Facilities 376; Number of Occupations 3; Total Number of Employees Exposed 3711
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X6629; Number of Industries 245; Total Number of Facilities 44299; Number of Occupations 157; Total Number of Employees Exposed 867257; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 277117
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M0907; Number of Industries 250; Total Number of Facilities 45752; Number of Occupations 135; Total Number of Employees Exposed 493745

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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