Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) shows that Jp-5 and other jet fuels can cause chronic respiratory disease.
Inhalation : May cause nose, throat, and lung irritation. Central nervous system (brain)
effects may include headache, dizziness, loss of balance and coordination,
unconsciousness, coma, respiratory failure, and death. Burning any hydrocarbon
as a fuel in an area without adequate ventilation may result in hazardous levels
of combustion products, including carbon monoxide, and inadequate oxygen
levels, which may cause unconsciousness, suffocation, and death.
Chronic exposure Similar products produced skin cancer and systemic toxicity in laboratory
animals following repeated applications. The significance of these results to
human exposures has not been determined - see Section 11 Toxicological
Target Organs : Respiratory system, Eyes, Skin, and Irritation from skin exposure may aggravate
existing open skin wounds, skin disorders, and dermatitis conditions. Chronicrespiratory, cardiovascular, and liver disease may be aggravated by exposure.
Force Health....Military Vehicle and Aircraft Exhaust....Shows JP-5 causes chronic bronchitis (COPD)
In general, short-term exposure to exhaust can cause
irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, lightheadedness,
dizziness, and chest tightness. Long– term
exposure to exhaust can aggravate heart or lung function
causing bronchitis or asthma. For those exposed over
months or years, exposure may also increase risk of heartdisease and cancer.