Cyclopentadiene is a manmade chemical. Its either a clear liquid or solid, with a sweet odor like turpentine or camphor. Manufacturers use cyclopentadiene to make resins and other chemicals.
Cyclopentadiene is not commonly found in home-use products. It is found in tobacco smoke and car exhaust. Its also found in exhaust from coal and oil-fueled fires.
When released into the air, cyclopentadiene breaks down to a less toxic chemical within a few hours.
How are people exposed to cyclopentadiene?
Do standards exist for regulating cyclopentadiene?
Will exposure to cyclopentadiene result in harmful health effects?
(P-44595 Revised 12/2010)
This fact sheet summarizes information about this chemical and is not a complete listing of all possible effects. It does not refer to work exposure or emergency situations.
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