1-Bromopropane Listed Under Proposition 65 (August 2016)California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced the addition of 1-bromopropane to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer under Proposition 65 by the “authoritative bodies” mechanism. The listing is based on findings by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) using data collected from studies showing tumor growth in mice resulting from exposure to the chemical.
According to the NTP’s Thirteenth Report on Carcinogens (RoC), 1-Bromopropane, also known as n-propyl bromide, is pale-yellow in color and is commonly used at industrial sites to clean synthetic materials such as optical, electronic, and metal substances. More specifically, it is used for dry cleaning purposes and in foam cushion manufacturing.
To minimize 1-bromopropane exposure, appropriate health conduct should be maintained in the workplace, such as wearing appropriate protective gear to prevent skin transfer and maintaining proper ventilation conditions.
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