Overview


Petroleum distillates are made from crude oil.

Uses


Distillates (petroleum), hydrotreated light is found in the following products:

  • Oil Dispersants
  • Pesticides
  • Charcoal
  • Air Freshener
  • Deodorizer
  • Adhesive
  • Car Wax
  • Car Tire Protectant
  • Car Fuel System Cleaner


Toxicity


Human Health Effects

Inhalation

  • Can cause dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, unconsciousness (NIOSH)

Skin

  • Dry Skin (NIOSH)

Ingestion

  • Can cause cough, diarrhea, sore throat, and vomiting (NIOSH)


Environmental Effects

  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazard states that it is harmful to aquatic organisms.


References


NIOSH International Chemical Safety Card- DISTILLATES (PETROLEUM), HYDROTREATED LIGHT

US Department of Health and Human Services

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