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EC number: 265-182-8
CAS number: 64742-79-6
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from a petroleum stock by treating with hydrogen to convert organic sulfur to hydrogen sulfide which is removed. It consists predominantly of hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C13 through C25 and boiling in the range of approximately 230°C to 400°C (446°F to 752°F).
experimental data were located on the toxicokinetics of gas oils in
vivo, hence other information sources must be used to assessing the
toxicokinetics of these substances in vivo.
of experimental studies in animals provide qualitative evidence of
absorption by the lung, as indicated by a modest increase in startle
reflex in rats inhaling respirable aerosols of diesel fuel.
Physico-chemical considerations also suggest that highly respirable
aerosols of poorly water soluble substances with a log Pow greater than
zero will be absorbed to some extent from the respiratory tract. In the
absence of further guidance, it will be assumed that 50% of an inhaled
dose of aerosolised gas oil will be absorbed by animals and humans.
measured data are available on the dermal absorption of gas oils,
however the occurrence of systemic tissue changes in repeated dose
toxicity studies (in the absence of dermal irritation, and after
controlling for incidental ingestion during grooming) indicates that
some absorption across the skin is possible. Results from the SKINPERM
model indicate that uptake of gas oil across the skin is likely to be
low, with an estimated dermal flux of 0.0001058 mg cm-2.hour
for human skin. However the reliability of this value is not known, and
therefore complete absorption of gas oil by human skin has been assumed
(conservative default) as recommended by the TGD (ECB, 2003). This is
probably highly conservative given that the log Pow of the majority
(>98.5%) of gas oil components falls outside the 1-4 range that favours
dermal uptake (ECB, 2003). Since experimental studies demonstrate
greater absorption of lipophilic substances by animal skin compared to
human skin, it will be therefore be assumed during risk characterisation
that animal skin is 2-fold more permeable to topically applied gas oils
than is human skin.
in Other Gas Oils are UVCBs; hence it is not possible to apply standard
methodology for assessing absorption, distribution, and metabolism. Relevant
data for use in risk assessment are available for key constituents.
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