Toluene (C7H8)

Other names

retinnaphtha, methylbenzene, methylbenzene, anisene, toluol, phenylmethane

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  • colourless, volatile liquid
  • characteristic odour
  • part of the BTEX collective parameter (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes)

Main sources

  • industry and commerce (solvent)
  • motorised road transport (combustion processes)
  • evaporation of fuel and other combustibles
  • tobacco smoke

Thresholds for the reporting requirement of facilities in accordance with Annex 2 PRTRO

(Ordinance on the Register relating to Pollutant Release and the Transfer of Waste and of Pollutants in Waste Water)

  • Air                -
  • Water          200 kg/year
  • Soil              200 kg/year


  • toxic to the reproductive system
  • harmful to health

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