Indicator Profile of 1,3-Butadiene in Outdoor Air
Why Is This Important?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
Data NotesData Source: USEPA National-scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA), 2005 and NJDEP Division of Air Quality
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DefinitionMean of modeled annual average 1,3-butadiene concentration for census tracts in a county, 2005
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 05/16/12, Published on 05/17/12