By Maeve McParland, Nicola Bates
Solvents were the reason for occupational illnesses for a few years. employees were uncovered via dermis touch, by way of inhaling vapours, by way of splashes within the eye and, in severe circumstances, by means of ingestion. This booklet examines the scientific results of publicity to diversified solvents, fairly within the workplace.
The authors have tested fabric from key scientific and toxicological libraries, books, databases and their very own case experiences, to discover the most important results of solvent publicity. they've got long past again to unique case studies to make sure proof. the knowledge is summarised right here in ordered sections, together with melanoma inflicting job, epidermis and eye publicity results, inhalation results, reproductive results and strength genetic results. either acute (short-term) and protracted (long-term) exposures are reviewed. Glycol ethers and esters are coated in a single bankruptcy, different universal solvents are reviewed in person chapters.
A very worthy part on first relief is integrated, with precautions to be taken to prevent rescuers being affected.
Medical execs will locate worthy information regarding antidotes, checks for publicity, and medical institution administration of affected patients.
A word list of clinical phrases is incorporated to aid non-medical readers in knowing the text.
- Chapters divided into concise sections
- Useful precis first and foremost of every chapter
- Synonyms and id numbers to facilitate solvent identification
- Physical and chemical properties
- Occupational publicity limits
- Hospital management
- Very good referenced
- Glossary of clinical terms
- Useful record of scientific abbreviations and acronyms
- Index contains CAS, EINECS and RTECS numbers
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8 Introduction The management of most cases of poisoning is symptomatic and supportive. Gastric decontamination with activated charcoal or gastric lavage is usually only worthwhile within one hour of ingestion (AACT/EAPCCT, 1997a,b). Activated charcoal is made from organic material such as coconut shells, peat or wood that has been burned and then heated to a very high temperature in steam, air or carbon dioxide. The result is a finely divided powder with an extensive pore structure and a large surface area (1,000 m2/g) that can adsorb a wide range of substances.
1,2,4-Benzenetriol (hydroxyquinol, 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene) This compound is not found in the urine of individuals with no occupational exposure to benzene. There is correlation between exposure and the urinary concentration of 1,2,4-benzenetriol. , 1989b). Consequently 1,2,4-benzenetriol is not recommended as a biomarker for benzene exposure. • Benzene in blood In the study by Perbellini et al. (1988) the benzene exposure concentration significantly correlated with the blood benzene concentration but not with the concentration in the breath.
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Toxicology of Solvents by Maeve McParland, Nicola Bates