1,3-Butadiene is a volatile chemical with a gasoline-like odor. It is used in the production of rubber and plastics, and
is also a byproduct of incomplete combustion. Motor vehicle exhaust is the largest source of butadiene in New Jersey air.
Inhaling high concentrations of 1,3-butadiene for prolonged periods can cause central nervous system damage and the risk of
heart disease and cancer. At concentrations in air likely to be encountered in New Jersey, 1,3-butadiene may irritate the
eyes, nose, and throat. 1,3-Butadiene is a known human carcinogen.
1,3-Butadiene in Outdoor Air, by New Jersey County, NATA 2005
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