Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8

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Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8 are substances used as aircraft fuels by the military. JP-5 and JP-8 is shorthand for jet propellants 5 and 8. JP-5 is the U.S. Navy's primary jet fuel, and JP-8 is one of the jet fuels used by the U.S. Air Force.

Both of the substances are composed of a large number of chemicals, and both are colorless liquids that may change into gas vapor. They smell like kerosene, since kerosene is the primary component of both JP-5 and JP-8. They are made by refining either crude petroleum oil deposits found underground or shale oil found in rock.

Exposure to jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8 occurs mainly in the workplace or from accidents or spills. Breathing in large amounts of JP-5 and JP-8 may result in headaches, difficulty in concentrating, coordination problems, and fatigue. These chemicals have been found in at least 22 of the 1,445 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Balance Problems: Overview
  3. Delirium: Overview
  4. Diarrhea: Overview
  5. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  6. Fatigue: Overview
  7. Headaches
  8. Lung & Airway Disorders
  9. Nausea: Overview
  10. Skin Disorders: Overview
  11. Sleep Disorders: Overview
  12. Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8: Frequently Asked Questions
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