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This letter is in response to your 30 November request for information concerning Fyrquel Specifically you want to know the hazards associated with triphenyl phosphate, a component of the product Fyrquel The Navy uses Fyrquel to generate smoke during fire training exercises, and you are concerned about environmental, safety, and occupational health ESOH issues associated with the product.
In addition, you also requested information on what the Air Force is using to produce smoke for fire training. Examination of Title 49 CFR If transporting the marine pollutant via naval vessel or in bulk, you would be required to comply with Title 49 CFR hazardous material transportation regulations HMRs. Further review of the MSDS indicated that the primary exposure route of exposure for personnel using Fyrquel is through skin contact and inhalation.
Exposure to Fyrquel may cause respiratory irritation, and, at levels above the permissible exposure limit, may cause cholinesterase inhibition leading to possible headache, nausea, sweating, numbness, salivation, and muscle twitching. Our search revealed that triphenyl phosphate is not regulated under any of the following regulations:. Detailed on the fact sheet are answers to the following questions:. What are hydraulic fluids? What happens to hydraulic fluids when they enter the environment?
How might I be exposed to hydraulic fluids? How can hydraulic fluids affect my health? How likely are hydraulic fluids to cause cancer? Has the federal government made recommendations to protect human health?
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