Acrylamide

Characteristics

Uses

Environmental Transport

Environmental Deposition

Methods for Monitoring in the Environment

Methods for Monitoring Human Exposure

Safeguards Against Acrylamide Exposure

Primary Sources of Data


Harmful Effects

Dose Response

Absorption, Distribution and Metabolism

Primary Sites for Toxicity

Biomarkers

Mechanism of Action

Risk Assessment and Management

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Acrylamide Policy

Introduction to Policy

Decision Makers and Stakeholders

Current Policy

Policy Recommendations


References

ACRYLAMIDE ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT:

Acrylamide, as a reactive compound in general, has a relatively short duration in its different environmental states. Toxic releases of monomeric acrylamide in the environment are primarily caused from the production of the safer polymerized form acrylamide.

Environmental acrylamide release occurs in the form of wastewater, commercial production as well in the following:

  • Paper processing
  • Sewage
  • Well grouting
  • Electrophoresis
  • Disposal of acrylamide solids
  • Dam and Tunnel Formation
  • Synthesis of chemical dyes
  • Adhesives
  • Sewage
  • Ore processing