ATSDR - Toxic Substances - 1,3-Butadiene
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1,3-Butadiene

CAS ID #: 106-99-0

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Neurological (Nervous System), Ocular (Eyes)

Cancer Effects: Known to be a Human Carcinogen

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: 1,3-Butadiene is a chemical made from the processing of petroleum. It is the 36th highest volume chemical produced in the United States. It is a colorless gas with a mild gasoline-like odor. About 75% of the manufactured 1,3-butadiene is used to make synthetic rubber. Synthetic rubber is widely used for tires on cars and trucks. 1,3-Butadiene is also used to make plastics including acrylics. Small amounts are found in gasoline.

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