Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes (BTEX)

Final Interaction Profile - May 2004


  • Benzene 71-43-2
  • Toluene 108-88-3
  • Chromium 7440-47-3
  • Ethylbenzene 100-41-4

Complete Profilepdf icon [379KB]

  • The table of contents and list of individual PDF files are given below.

Prefacepdf icon [41KB]

  • Summary
  • Contributors
  • Peer review
  • Contents
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • List of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols

Introductionpdf icon [14KB]

Interaction Data for the Mixturepdf icon [165KB]

  • 2.1 Mixture of Concern
  • 2.2 Component Mixtures
  • Relevance of the Interactions Data and Approach to Public Health

Recommendations for Exposure-Based Assessmentpdf icon [38KB]

Conclusionspdf icon [12KB]

List of Referencespdf icon [39KB]

Appendicespdf icon [161KB]

  • A. Background Information for Benzene
  • B. Background Information for Toluene
  • C. Background Information for Ethylbenzene
  • D. Background Information for Xylenes
  • E. Chemical Structures

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 2004. Interaction profile for arsenic, cadmium, chromium and lead. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.


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