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NTP Review of Para-Chlorotrifluorotoluene

workers using cement sealants

Substance Overview

CASRN: 98-56-6
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.