ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Jet Fuels JP-4 and JP-7
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Jet Fuels JP-4 and JP-7

CAS ID #: 50815-00-4

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Hepatic (Liver), Neurological (Nervous System)

Cancer Effects: None

Chemical Classification: Hydrocarbons (contain hydrogen and carbon atoms)

Summary: Jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7 (jet propellant-4 and jet propellant-7) are flammable, colorless to straw-colored liquid mixtures that come from crude petroleum. They smell like kerosene. Jet fuels are blends of other chemicals made according to U.S. Air Force standards for use as aircraft fuels. Although JP-4 and JP-7 are liquids at room temperature, they also evaporate easily.

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