Polymer Fume Fever
Thermal Decomposition Products
EPA Pesticide List 3 Inert.
is used in pesticides as an Inert. According to a US
EPA Final Rule of April 28, 2004:
Montmorillonite-type clay treated with polytetrafluoroethylene.
Carrier. PTFE content not greater than 0.5% of clay (w/w). To
be used in pesticide formulations applied to growing crops or
to raw agricultural commodities after harvest.
Also, component used in plastic slow release tag.
Urinary fluoride level
to length, the following are presented separately:
Decomposition Products of Teflon
Two of the thermal decomposition products of Teflon:
is approximately ten times as
toxic as phosgene.
included in Schedule
2 of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
• Oxygen difluoride (many synonyms; it's primary name
is Fluorine monoxide). In the NIOSH category of Immediately
Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations - a list
of 387 workplace chemicals - the two chemicals that share
the rank of most dangerous chemicals
for "respirator selection criteria" are Oxygen
difluoride and Lithium hydride.
(only comprehensive for the US)
List 3 Inert
see several other names in box at bottom
from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Environmental Working Group is actively involved in the controversial
issue of Teflon and perfluorinated chemicals. See http://www.ewg.org/issues/PFCs/index.php
Action Suit against DuPont for contaminating drinking water
in Ohio and West Virginia with Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate,
a chemical used to make Teflon prouducts at DuPont's Washington
Works facility in Woods County, West Virginia.
articles and Documents related to DuPont's Washington Works
facility in Wood County, West Virginia, where perfluorinated
chemicals to make Teflon are produced.
Index Page to PFOA and PFOS perfluorinated chemicals used
to make Teflon.
on PFOA and PFOS - perfluorinated chemicals used to make Teflon.
EPA List of Inerts. This
substance is on List
US EPA allows so-called "Inert" ingredients to be commonly
mixed with the "active" pesticidal ingredient
to create a formulated pesticide product. According
to EPA, "The term `inert' is not intended to imply
nontoxicity; the ingredient may or may not be chemically
active." "Inert" ingredients include solvents,
emulsifiers, spreaders, and other substances mixed into
pesticide products to increase the effectiveness of the
active ingredients, make the product easier to apply, or
to allow several active ingredients to mix in one solution.
Both US EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulation
require pesticide manufacturers to identify inert ingredients
in their products but do not disclose this information to
the general public because the pesticide industry considers
product formulations trade secrets, protected by law and
by the US EPA. The US EPA category of Inerts (as of September
List 1 - Of Toxicological
List 2 - Potentially
Toxic / High Priority for Testing
3 - Of Unknown Toxicity
List 4A - Generally Regarded as Safe
List 4B - EPA states it has Sufficient Information to Reasonably
Conclude that the Current Use Pattern in Pesticide Products
will not Adversely Affect Public Health or the Environment
List 4 (all)
good report: Toxic
Secrets": "Inert" Ingredients in Pesticides
1987-1997, published by Northwest
Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides.
From ChemIDplus at Toxnet
|Name of Substance
Algoflon, Fluon, Teflon, Tetran)
Ethene, tetrafluoro-, homopolymer
Ethylene, tetrafluoro-, polymers
Fluon CD 023
Fluon CD 042
Fluon CD 1
Fluon L 169
Fluon L 169B
Fluon L 170
Fluon L 171
Fluoropore FP 120
Ftoroplast F 4MB
Ftoroplast FBF 74D
Hostaflon TF 2053
Halon G 183
Halon G 700
Halon G 80
Halon TFEG 180
Hostaflon TF 2026
Polyflon EK 1108GY-A
Polyflon EK 4108GY
Polyflon F 103
| Polyflon M12
Teflon T 30
Teflon T 6
Zitex H 662-124
Zitex K 223-122
Ethene, tetrafluoro-, homopolymer
Ethylene, tetrafluoro-, polymer
Tetrafluoroethene homopolymer (9CI)