Chronic Toxicity of JP-4 Jet Fuel
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
Pagination or Media Count:
Accidental overexposure of workers to JP-4 vapors indicated the need for a Threshold Limit Value TLV for this jet fuel based on experimental data. A lack of animal toxicity information necessitated the design of a test to define the chronic toxic effects of low levels of JP-4 vapors on several species of laboratory animals. Toxicity data from this study could then be used either to predict safe exposure levels or provide input for the design of a subsequent test to determine an industrial TLV for JP-4. Application of this TLV would serve to prevent health hazards to those individuals charged with handling JP-4 jet fuel either in storage or in the field.