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Diethyl phthalate - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Diethyl phthalate

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Diethyl phthalate
CAS Number: 84-66-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 128947
900289
D00020
CA DPR Chem Code: 3326
Molecular Weight: 222.24
Use Type:
Chem Class: Alkyl Phthalate
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diethyl ester , 128947 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 3326 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 84-66-2 (CAS number) , 84662 , 84662 (CAS number without hyphens) , 900289 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , D00020 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , Diethyl phthalate , Diethyl phthalate (SEE COMMENTS) , Diethylphthalate , Ethyl phthalate , PHTHALIC ACID, ETHYL ESTER (CA DPR Chem Code Text )
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Diethyl phthalate Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Diethyl phthalate is a Alkyl Phthalate compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Alkyl Phthalate Compounds
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- Strongly irritating to eyes and mucous membranes.
- Low systemic toxicity, but ingestions of large doses cause gastrointestinal irritation, central nervous system depression, coma and hypotension.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8.

Treatment for Alkyl Phthalate Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8, page 74.

 
Symptoms of Diethyl phthalate Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Dizziness. Dullness. Fresh air rest.
Skin Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
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Toxicity Information for Diethyl phthalate

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed Not Acutely Toxic Unclassifiable No
Suspected
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Not Acutely Toxic

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Not Acutely Toxic to Highly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
D, Unclassifiable, insufficient data
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
B2, Probable
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not listed
Yes
Not Listed
Not listed
Yes
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Not listed
Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Diethyl phthalate

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
  Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Reference Dose 800.0 (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level 30,000  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000  
U.S. National Water Quality Criteria
g/L unless noted  
  Diethyl phthalate Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Maximum Peak  
Salt Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure
Salt Water Quality Criteria Max
Human Consumption of Organisms from Water Source 44,000 Notes: b
Human Consumption of Water and Organisms from Water Source 17,000 Notes: b
Taste and Odor Criteria
 

Regulatory Information for Diethyl phthalate

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
No
Yes
No

No
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Indus
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Diethyl phthalate

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Crustaceans Enzyme(s)
Fish Accumulation, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Morphology, Mortality
Insects Mortality
Molluscs Population
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Growth, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Avoidance, Behavior, Development, Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Phytoplankton Slightly Toxic Slight Toxicity
Zooplankton Slightly Toxic Slight to Moderate Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

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Related Chemicals for Diethyl phthalate

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
117-81-7 Parent P Di-ethyl hexyl phthalate View View View No Yes
85-68-7 Related 2 Butyl benzyl phthalate View View View Polymer production No Yes
84-75-3 Related 2 Di-n-hexyl phthalate View View View Polymer production No Yes
131-18-0 Related 2 Di-n-pentylphthalate (DPP) View View View No Not Listed
84-74-2, 84-69-5 Related 2 Dibutyl phthalate View View View Insect Repellent, Insecticide No Yes
84-61-7 Related 2 Dicyclohexyl phthalate View View View No Not Listed
84-66-2 Related 2 Diethyl phthalate View View View No Not Listed
26761-40-0, 68515-49-1 Related 2 Diisodecyl phthalate View View View Polymer production No Yes
68515-48-0 Related 2 Diisononyl phthalate View View View No Yes
131-11-3 Related 2 Dimethyl phthalate View View View Insect Repellent No Not Listed
117-84-0 Related P Dioctyl phthalate View View View Polymer production No Yes
84-62-8 Related 2 Diphenyl phthalate View View View No Not Listed
27554-26-3 Related 2 Isooctyl phthalate View View View No Not Listed
131-70-4 Related 2 Mono-n-butylphthalate View View View No Not Listed
 
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