Status: Cancer hazard evaluation for potential listing in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
Primary Uses or Exposures
- Colorless, volatile chemical primarily used in paints and coatings and as a cleaning solvent.
- Used in a variety of settings such as automotive body shops and in products such as paint thinners and cement sealants.
- It is also used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceuticals and as a solvent for printing inks.
- Inhalation is the primary route of exposure although dermal absorption can occur.