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Do you know of any reports linking jet fuel (jp-4) to COPD

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do you know of any reports linking jet fuel (jp-4) to COPD
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Terry replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

"Little information is available about the health effects that may be caused by JP-4 and JP-7. Inhaling large amounts of JP-4 vapor may cause painful breathing and a feeling of suffocation, as well as headache, dizziness, nausea, depression, anxiety, memory loss, and irritability."

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs76.html

After you open the website below, scroll down to the section with the title: 1.5 How can jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7 affect my health? So far I have not found a report linking jp-4 directly to COPD. It has bee related to cancer, death, nervous system effects, changes in liver cells and white blood cells and other things.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/tfacts76.html

Please let me know if I can help you further.

Terry

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/phs76.html

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Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.
I would like to add another resource for you. As the other expert stated, there are no references or studies that show a clear effect on COPD.

This 94 page review article on the health effects of jet fuels - should be available through any university library or large medical library:

Biological and health effects of exposure to kerosene-based jet fuels and performance additives.