ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Acrolein
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Acrolein

CAS ID #: 107-02-8

Affected Organ Systems: Cardiovascular (Heart and Blood Vessels), Hematological (Blood Forming), Ocular (Eyes), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs)

Cancer Classification: None

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: Acrolein is a colorless or yellow liquid with a disagreeable odor. It dissolves in water very easily and quickly changes to a vapor when heated. It also burns easily. Small amounts of acrolein can be formed and can enter the air when trees, tobacco, other plants, gasoline, and oil are burned. Acrolein is used as a pesticide to control algae, weeds, bacteria, and mollusks. It is also used to make other chemicals.

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