Agent Name

Plexiglass (dust)

CAS Number

87210-32-0

Formula

(C5-H8-O2)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, homopolymer; Polymethyl methacrylate; Methacrylic acid methyl ester polymers; Methyl methacrylate homopolymer; PMMA; Plexiglas; Poly(methyl methacrylate); 2-Methyl-2-propenoic acid methyl ester homopolymer (9CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plastic & Rubber Dusts/Fumes

Sources/Uses

Used to manufacture lenses, windows, windshields, aircraft canopies, light diffusers, etc.; [Hawley]

Comments

The trademark name of the thermoplastic poly(methyl methacrylate)-type polymers, available in beads, granules, or sheets; [Hawley] Occupational asthma has been reported; [See PubMed abstract]

Reference Link

Asthma from plexiglas powders

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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