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Abstract

This report analyses the exposure of painters during their working lives to a variety of solvents in liquid and vapour form, and at a wide range of concentration levels. Questions considered include: - Has the existence of a chronic, pre-senile dementia due to cumulative exposure to paint solvents been substantiated? - If so, is it due to a single solvent or to a specific group of solvents? - Has sufficient attention been given to possible impurities, such as benzene or n-hexane in commercial white spirit? - Are symptoms due to inhalation of vapour, or to skin contact, or to a combination of both?

Additional information

Authors: ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, Royal Society of Chemistry, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13020 EN (1991) 35 pp.
Availability: Available from Mr. P.A. Stanbridge, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 0BN (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-85186-339-6
Record Number: 199111435 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en