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Endpoint:
epidemiological data
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1983

Materials and methods

Study type:
case control study (prospective)
Endpoint addressed:
repeated dose toxicity: inhalation
repeated dose toxicity: dermal
Test guideline
Qualifier:
no guideline required
Principles of method if other than guideline:
NIOSH (NOES Survey 1981-1983) has statistically estimated that 25,310 workers (50 of these are female) are potentially exposed to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether or (2-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol) in the US.
GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Type:
Constituent

Method

Type of population:
occupational
Ethical approval:
confirmed, but no further information available
Exposure assessment:
estimated

Results and discussion

Results:
Probable Routes of Human Exposure:
NIOSH (NOES Survey 1981-1983) has statistically estimated that 25,310 workers (50 of these are female) are potentially exposed to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether or (2-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol) in the. Occupational exposure to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether may occur through inhalation and dermal contact with this compound at workplaces where triethylene glycol monobutyl ether is produced or used (SRC). Monitoring and use data indicate that the general population may be exposed to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether via ingestion of contaminated drinking water, and dermal contact with products containing triethylene glycol monobutyl ether.

Any other information on results incl. tables

National Occupational Exposure Survey
(1981 - 1983)

Estimated Numbers of Employees Potentially Exposed to Specific Agents by 2-Digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)*

 

nt Name

 

ETHANOL, 2-(2-(2-BUTOXYETHOXY)ETHOXY)-

 

CAS #

 

143-22-6

 

RTECS #

 

KJ9450000

 

Agent Code

 

M0984

 

 

 

Industry Description (1972)

 

Total # Employees
(Male & Female)

 

Total # Female
Employees

OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION

4,843

 

GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTORS

828

 

SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS

622

 

FOOD AND KINDRED PRODUCTS

188

 

TEXTILE MILL PRODUCTS

75

 

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS

500

13

MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL

1,342

31

ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

9

 

TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

1,395

6

TRANSPORTATION BY AIR

422

 

ELECTRIC, GAS, AND SANITARY SERVICES

236

 

WHOLESALE TRADE - DURABLE GOODS

1,653

 

AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS & SERVICE STATIONS

9,614

 

PERSONAL SERVICES

392

 

AUTO REPAIR, SERVICES, AND GARAGES

2,833

 

HEALTH SERVICES

357

 

25,310

5

 

 

*(1)By survey design, not all 2-digit SICs were surveyed.(2)The estimates for each 2-digit SIC apply only to the3- and 4-digit SICs surveyedwithin the 2-digit SIC. Not all SICs were surveyed.(3)When using the estimates,standard errors associated with estimatesshould be considered.(4)Potential exposures to a chemical agent are categorized as actual (i.e., the surveyor observed the use of the specific agent) or tradename (i.e., the surveyor observed the use of a tradename product known to contain the specific agent). The estimates presented in the table combine both categories.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
NIOSH (NOES Survey 1981-1983) has statistically estimated that 25,310 workers (50 of these are female) are potentially exposed to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether or (2-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol) in the US. Occupational exposure to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether may occur through inhalation and dermal contact with this compound at workplaces where triethylene glycol monobutyl ether is produced or used (SRC). Monitoring and use data indicate that the general population may be exposed to triethylene glycol monobutyl ether via ingestion of contaminated drinking water, and dermal contact with products containing triethylene glycol monobutyl ether.