Acrolein

CAS Number

107-02-8

Synonym(s)

acquinite; acraldehyde; acrylaldehyde; acrylic aldehyde; AI3-24160; aqualin; aqualine; allyl aldehyde; biocide; caswell No 009; Prop-2-enal

Occurence(s)/Use(s)

Biocide: aquatic herbicide, fumigant, microbiocide, molluscide (considered an alternative to methyl bromide); preparation of biological specimens; component of tobacco smoke

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Acrolein

Acute RELs

Acute REL (μg/m3): 
2.5
Species: 
Human
Acute REL Toxicologic Endpoint: 
Respiratory and eye irritation
Acute REL Target Organs: 
Respiratory system, eyes
Severity: 
Mild
Last Acute REL Revision: 
2008
Acute Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

Sensory irritancy is the critical response to acute acrolein exposure. For this effect both the Darley and Weber-Tschopp studies found similar effect levels resulting in similar estimates for the acute REL. In consideration of this, we took the geometric mean of the REL values from these studies to derive the acute REL of 2.5 _g/m3 (1.1 ppb).
OEHHA 2008. Technical Supporting Document for Noncancer RELs, Appendix D1. Updated July 2014.

Typo in the Acrolein REL documentation – for the Haber’s Law adjustment, Section 5.4.1 (Concentration and Time Extrapolation using Haber’s Law)  corrected in this update.

8-Hour RELs

8-Hour Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
0.7
Last 8-Hour REL Revision: 
2008
8-Hour Reference Exposure Levels Comments: 

Chronic REL

Chronic Inhalation REL (μg/m3): 
0.35
Chronic Target Organs: 
Respiratory system
Human Data: 
No
Last Chronic REL Revision: 
2008
Chronic Reference Exposure Levels Comments: