Health monitoring for acrylonitrile


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This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to acrylonitrile. 

Acrylonitrile (CAS 107-13-1) is a clear, colourless, highly flammable liquid with a mild, bad odour. You may know it as vinyl cyanide. 

Acrylonitrile’s main use is in making polymers, resins, plastics and nitrile rubbers.  

Acrylic fibre production is an example of work with acrylonitrile that needs special attention. 

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