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Polyethylene

RTECS #: TQ3325000

CAS #: 9002-88-4


UPDATE: February 2008 MW: N/R MF: (C2H4)n


NOTE:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. SYNONYMS:
  2. TUMORIGENIC DATA:
  3. ACUTE TOXICITY DATA:
  4. REVIEWS:
  5. STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:
  6. NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:
  7. STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:
  8. REFERENCES:

SYNONYMS:

  1. 2100 GP
  2. 23F203
  3. 6020P
  4. A 60 - 20R
  5. A 60 - 70R
  6. AC 1220
  7. AC 394
  8. AC 680
  9. AC 8
  10. AC 8 (Polymer)
  11. AC GA
  12. ACP 6
  13. Acroart
  14. Agilene
  15. Alathon 14
  16. Alathon 15
  17. Alathon 1560
  18. Alathon 6600
  19. Alathon 7026
  20. Alathon 7040
  21. Alathon 7050
  22. Alathon 7140
  23. Alathon 7511
  24. Alathon 5B
  25. Alathon 71XHN
  26. Alcowax 6
  27. Aldyl A
  28. Alithon 7050
  29. Alkathene
  30. Alkathene 200
  31. Alkathene 22 300
  32. Alkathene 17/04/00
  33. Alkathene ARN 60
  34. Alkathene WJG 11
  35. Alkathene WNG 14
  36. Alkathene XDG 33
  37. Alkathene XJK 25
  38. Allied PE 617
  39. Alphex FIT 221
  40. Ambythene
  41. Amoco 610A4
  42. BPE - I
  43. Bakelite DFD 330
  44. Bakelite DHDA 4080
  45. Bakelite DYNH
  46. Bareco polywax 2000
  47. Bareco wax C 7500
  48. Bicolene C
  49. Bralen KB 2 - 11
  50. Bralen RB 03 - 23
  51. Bulen A 30
  52. Bulen A
  53. CIPE
  54. CPE
  55. CPE 16
  56. CPE 25
  57. Carlona 58 - 030
  58. Carlona 900
  59. Carlona 18020 FA
  60. Carlona PXB
  61. Chemcor
  62. Chemplex 3006
  63. Coathylene HA 1671
  64. Courlene - X3
  65. Cry - o - vac L
  66. Cryopolythene
  67. DFD 0173
  68. DFD 0188
  69. DFD 2005
  70. DFD 6005
  71. DFD 6032
  72. DFD 6040
  73. DFDJ 5505
  74. DGNB 3825
  75. DMDJ 4309
  76. DMDJ 5140
  77. DMDJ 7008
  78. DQDA 1868
  79. DQWA 0355
  80. DXM 100
  81. DYNH
  82. DYNK 2
  83. Daisolac
  84. Daplen
  85. Daplen 1810 H
  86. Diothene
  87. Dixopak
  88. Dowlex film
  89. Dyall
  90. Dylan
  91. Dylan WPD 205
  92. Dylan super
  93. Eltex
  94. Eltex 6037
  95. Eltex A 1050
  96. Epolene C
  97. Epolene C 10
  98. Epolene C 11
  99. Epolene E
  100. Epolene E 10
  101. Epolene E 12
  102. Epolene N
  103. Ethene polymer
  104. Etherin
  105. Etherol E
  106. Ethylene polymer
  107. Ethylene polymers (8CI)
  108. Ethylene homopolymer
  109. FB 217
  110. FM 510
  111. FP 4
  112. Fabritone PE
  113. Fertene
  114. Flamolin MF 15711
  115. Flothene
  116. Fortiflex 6015
  117. Fortiflex A 60/500
  118. G - Resins
  119. Grex
  120. Grex PP 60 - 002
  121. Grisolen
  122. HFDB 4201
  123. HI - Fax
  124. HI - Fax 1900
  125. HI - Fax 4401
  126. HI - Fax 4601
  127. Hizex
  128. Hizex 1091J
  129. Hizex 1291J
  130. Hizex 1300J
  131. Hizex 2100J
  132. Hizex 2200J
  133. Hizex 2100LP
  134. Hizex 3000B
  135. Hizex 3300F
  136. Hizex 3000S
  137. Hizex 3300S
  138. Hizex 5000
  139. Hizex 5100
  140. Hizex 5100LP
  141. Hizex 5000S
  142. Hizex 6100P
  143. Hizex 7000F
  144. Hizex 7300F
  145. Hoechst PA 190
  146. Hoechst Wax PA 520
  147. Hostalen
  148. Hostalen GD 620
  149. Hostalen GD 6250
  150. Hostalen GF 4760
  151. Hostalen GF 5750
  152. Hostalen GM 5010
  153. Hostalen GUR
  154. Hostalen HDPE
  155. Interflo
  156. Irax
  157. Irrathene R
  158. LD 400
  159. LD 600
  160. LDPE 4
  161. Lacqten 1020
  162. Lupolen 4261A
  163. Lupolen 6042D
  164. Lupolen 1010H
  165. Lupolen 1800H
  166. Lupolen 1810H
  167. Lupolen 6011H
  168. Lupolen KR 1032
  169. Lupolen KR 1051
  170. Lupolen KR 1257
  171. Lupolen 6011L
  172. Lupolen L 6041D
  173. Lupolen N
  174. Lupolen 1800S
  175. Manolene 6050
  176. Marlex 9
  177. Marlex 50
  178. Marlex 60
  179. Marlex 960
  180. Marlex 6003
  181. Marlex 6009
  1. Marlex 6015
  2. Marlex 6050
  3. Marlex 6060
  4. Marlex EHM 6001
  5. Marlex M 309
  6. Marlex TR 704
  7. Marlex TR 880
  8. Marlex TR 885
  9. Marlex TR 906
  10. Mecrothene F
  11. Microthene
  12. Microthene 510
  13. Microthene 704
  14. Microthene 710
  15. Microthene FN 500
  16. Microthene FN 510
  17. Microthene MN 754 - 18
  18. Mirason 9
  19. Mirason 16
  20. Mirason M 15
  21. Mirason M 50
  22. Mirason M 68
  23. Mirason Neo 23H
  24. Mirathen
  25. Mirathen 1313
  26. Mirathen 1350
  27. Moplen RO - QG 6015
  28. NVC 9025
  29. Neopolen
  30. Neopolen 30N
  31. Neozex 45150
  32. Neozex 4010B
  33. Nopol (polymer)
  34. Novatec JUO 80
  35. Novatec JVO 80
  36. Okiten G 23
  37. Orizon
  38. Orizon 805
  39. P 2010B
  40. P 2020T
  41. P 2050T
  42. P 2070P
  43. P 4007EU
  44. P 4007T
  45. P 4070L
  46. PA 130
  47. PA 190
  48. PA 520
  49. PA 560
  50. PAD 522
  51. PE 512
  52. PE 617
  53. PEN 100
  54. PEP 211
  55. PES 100
  56. PES 200
  57. PPE 2
  58. PTS 2
  59. PVP 8T
  60. PY 100
  61. Petrothene
  62. Petrothene LB 861
  63. Petrothene LC 731
  64. Petrothene LC 941
  65. Petrothene NA 219
  66. Petrothene NA 227
  67. Petrothene XL 6301
  68. Planium
  69. Plaskon PP 60 - 002
  70. Plastazote X 1016
  71. Plastronga
  72. Plastylene MA 2003
  73. Plastylene MA 7007
  74. Politen
  75. Politen I 020
  76. Poly - Em 12
  77. Poly - Em 40
  78. Poly - Em 41
  79. Polyaethylen (German)
  80. Polyethylene AS
  81. Polyethylene resins
  82. Polymist A12
  83. Polymul CS 81
  84. Polysion N 22
  85. Polythene
  86. Polywax 1000
  87. Porolen
  88. Procene UF 1.5
  89. Profax A 60 - 008
  90. RCH 1000
  91. Repoc
  92. Rigidex
  93. Rigidex 35
  94. Rigidex 50
  95. Rigidex Type 2
  96. Ropol
  97. Ropothene OB.03 - 110
  98. SDP 640
  99. SRM 1475
  100. SRM 1476
  101. Sanwax 161P
  102. Sclair 59
  103. Sclair 2911
  104. Sclair 19A
  105. Sclair 96A
  106. Sclair 59C
  107. Sclair 79D
  108. Sclair 11K
  109. Sclair 19X6
  110. Sholex 5003
  111. Sholex 5100
  112. Sholex 6000
  113. Sholex 6002
  114. Sholex F 171
  115. Sholex F 6050C
  116. Sholex F 6080C
  117. Sholex 4250HM
  118. Sholex L 131
  119. Sholex S 6008
  120. Sholex super
  121. Sholex XMO 314
  122. Socarex
  123. Staflen E 650
  124. Stamylan 900
  125. Stamylan 1000
  126. Stamylan 1700
  127. Stamylan 8200
  128. Stamylan 8400
  129. Sumikathene
  130. Sumikathene F 702
  131. Sumikathene F 101 - 1
  132. Sumikathene F 210 - 3
  133. Sumikathene G 201
  134. Sumikathene G 202
  135. Sumikathene G 701
  136. Sumikathene G 801
  137. Sumikathene G 806
  138. Sumikathene hard 2052
  139. Sunwax 151
  140. Super dylan
  141. Suprathen
  142. Suprathen C 100
  143. Takathene
  144. Takathene P 3
  145. Takathene P 12
  146. Telcotene
  147. Telecothene
  148. Tenaplas
  149. Tenite 800
  150. Tenite 1811
  151. Tenite 2910
  152. Tenite 2918
  153. Tenite 3300
  154. Tenite 3340
  155. Trovidur PE
  156. Tyrin
  157. Tyvek
  158. Unifos DYOB S
  159. Unifos EFD 0118
  160. Valeron
  161. Valspex 155 - 53
  162. Velustral KPA
  163. Vestolen
  164. Vestolen A 616
  165. WJG 11
  166. WNF 15
  167. WVG 23
  168. Wax LE
  169. XL 1246
  170. XL 335 - 1
  171. XNM 68
  172. XO 440
  173. Yukalon EH 30
  174. Yukalon HE 60
  175. Yukalon K 3212
  176. Yukalon LK 30
  177. Yukalon MS 30
  178. Yukalon PS 30
  179. Yukalon YK 30
  180. ZF 36


SKIN AND EYE IRRITATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


MUTATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

SYSTEM TEST ROUTE/
ORGANISM/
TISSUE
DOSE REFERENCE
N/R N/R N/R N/R


REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


TUMORIGENIC DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
implant
mouse
lowest published toxic dose: 331 mg/kg Tumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CNREA8 15,333,1955
implant
rat
lowest published toxic dose: 33 mg/kg Tumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CNREA8 15,333,1955
implant
rat
toxic dose : 2,120 mg/kg Tumorigenic: 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 : 1,476 mg/kg Tumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
CORTBR 88,223,1972
implant
rat
toxic dose : 1,000 mg/kg Tumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Tumorigenic: Tumors at site of application
AJOGAH 96,134,1966


ACUTE TOXICITY DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
inhalation
rat
lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 75.5 gm/m3/30 minute N/R ENTOX* -,516,2005
oral
mouse
lowest published lethal dose: 5 gm/kg N/R TPKVAL 5,136,1963
oral
mouse
lowest published toxic dose: 2,500 mg/kg Kidney, 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: 5,000 mg/kg Olfaction: 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/kg Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes KSRNAM 16,175,1982
oral
rat
lethal dose (50 percent kill): >8 gm/kg N/R ENTOX* -,516,2005


OTHER MULTIPLE DOSE DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


REVIEWS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Cancer Review Human No Adequate Data IMEMDT 19,157,1979
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Cancer Review Animal Inadequate Evidence IMEMDT 19,157,1979
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Cancer Review Group 3 IMSUDL 7,56,1987
TOXICOLOGY REVIEW
ACEDAB 185,296,1974
TOXICOLOGY REVIEW
SMJOAV 67,1459,1974
TOXICOLOGY REVIEW
ETOXAC 6,1,1975
TOXICOLOGY REVIEW
ENTOX* -,516,2005


STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

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


NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD or SURVEY
REFERENCE

National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974 National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974: Hazard Code: M0907;
Number of Industries 250;
Total Number of Facilities 45,752;
Number of Occupations 135;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 493,745
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: T1799;
Number of Industries 74;
Total Number of Facilities 10,183;
Number of Occupations 67;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 170,078;
Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 35,399
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: X2844;
Number of Industries 3;
Total Number of Facilities 376;
Number of Occupations 3;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 3,711
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: X6629;
Number of Industries 245;
Total Number of Facilities 44,299;
Number of Occupations 157;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 867,257;
Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 277,117


STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ORGANIZATION
REFERENCE

EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
Used in the production of film, in injection and blow moulding, wire and cable insulation
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001


REFERENCES:

CODEN
REFERENCE

ACEDAB Acta Endocrinologica, Supplementum (Copenhagen). (Periodica, Skolegade 12 E, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark) No.1- 1948-
AJOGAH American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (C.V. Mosby Co., 11830 Westline Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146) V.1- 1920-
BJCAAI British Journal of Cancer. (Macmillan Press Ltd., Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hants. RG21 2XS, UK) V.1- 1947-
CNREA8 Cancer Research. (Public Ledger Building, Suit 816, 6th & Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19106) V.1- 1941-
CORTBR Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. (Lippincott/Harper, Journal Fulfillment Dept., 2350 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740) No.26- 1963-
ENTOX* Encyclopedia of Toxicology: Reference Book, Elsevier, 2005
ETOXAC Essays in Toxicology. (Academic Press, Inc., 1 E. First St., Duluth, MN 55802) V.1- 1969-
FEREAC Federal Register. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Washington, DC 20402) V.1- 1936-
IMEMDT IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man. (WHO Publications Centre USA, 49 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210) V.1- 1972-
IMSUDL IARC Monographs, Supplement. (WHO Publications Centre USA, 49 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210) No.1- 1979-
KSRNAM Kiso to Rinsho. Clinical Report. (Yubunsha Co., Ltd., 1-5, Kanda Suda-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, KS Bldg., Tokyo 101, Japan) V.1- 1960-
SMJOAV Southern Medical Journal. (Southern Medical Assoc., POB 2446, Birmingham, AL 35205) V.1- 1908-
TPKVAL Toksikologiya Novykh Promyshlennykh Khimicheskikh Veshchestv. Toxicology of New Industrial Chemical Substances. For English translation, see TNICS*. (Izdatel'stvo Meditsina, Moscow, USSR) No.1- 1961-

Used in the production of film, in injection and blow moulding, wire and cable insulation

RTECS Compound Description:
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