Gum Spirits (C10H16)
1. Also known as Gum spirits, turps, and gum turpentine, Turpentine is of the solution:
2. Turpentine is a volatile mixture of hydrocarbon isomers obtained from pine gum and or pine wood. Gum Turpentine is a yellowish, sticky, opaque combustible material and when heated, it can give off toxic gases and vapors.
3. Most commonly, Turpentine is used as a solvent and thinner for paints, varnishes, waxes, resins, and rubber. This substance is also used as a degreasing agent and in candy, baked goods, and chewing gum as a flavoring agent.
4. Acute exposure to Turpentine may cause irritation to the eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. Chronic exposure my lead to dermatitis/eczema and lung cancer.
5. Austin Air filters have a high capacity for this particular substance and will provide a good service adsorbing Turpentine from the environment.