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The Nordic Expert Group for Criteria Documentation of Health Risks from Chemicals : 125. Toluene


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Title: The Nordic Expert Group for Criteria Documentation of Health Risks from Chemicals : 125. Toluene
Authors: Östergaard, Grete
Issue Date: 2000
Extent: 45 pages
Publication type: report
Publisher: Arbetslivsinstitutet
Series/Report no.: Arbete och Hälsa 2000:19
Abstract: The major route of toluene exposure is inhalation. Toluene is to a large extent metabolised in the liver and excreted in urine as hippuric acid. Toluene has a low acute toxicity. Toluene vapours causes complaints of eye irritation, headache and dizziness. Toluene sniffing causes severe neurological abnormalities and brain atrophy, while it is possible that organic brain syndrome may develop in workers exposed to toluene for many years. Toluene may cause hearing loss in workers and the effect is ... more
Toluene optages hovedsageligt ved indånding og udskilles hovedsageligt efter omsättelse i leveren som hippursyre i urinen. Toluen har lav akut giftighed. Toluendampe giver anledning til öjenirritation, hovedpine og svimmelhed. Toluen-sniffing forårsager alvorlige neurologiske forstyrrelser og svind af hjerneväv, mens det er muligt, at organisk hjerneskade kan udvikles hos arbejdere efter mange års udsättelse. Toluen kan forårsage nedsat hörelse, og effekten forvärres, hvis man også udsättes for ... more
ISBN: 91-7045-579-1
ISSN: 0346-7821
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/4235
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