21 Jan 1997

Exposure profile: gasoline

Report no. 97/52: This report details the available exposure data for gasoline and gasoline products. It provides information on estimated release rates; measured human exposure data for occupationally exposed groups, consumers and the general public; and environmental exposure data for air, water, soil and sediments.

The potential for indirect exposure to gasoline hydrocarbons via the food chain is also addressed. As gasoline is a complex substance, the exposure data is presented in terms of total hydrocarbons and the main hazardous constituents, namely 1,3-butadiene, n-hexane, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes.The report also gives a summary of the composition, hazards and occupational exposure limits for gasoline and lists supply and consumption figures.