organic solvents


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organic solvents

chemicals, such as benzene, that damage tissues by dissolving fats and oils. Exposure is mainly by inhalation but may also occur by ingestion or by skin or eye contact. Organic solvents affect a wide variety of systems, and the signs and symptoms of exposure depend on the organ involved and duration of contact. Treatment consists of removal of the agent from the body, gastric lavage when indicated, and supportive care.
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The published evidence approach indicated several additional associations between congenital heart defects and exposure to organic solvents.
Thermogravimetric (TG) curves of SF treated with different organic solvents were showed in Figure 6.
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Report co-author Dr Nicola Cherry, from Canada's University of Alberta concluded: 'Exposure to organic solvents is common both at work and in recreational pursuits.
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Historically, coatings have been formulated with a blend of organic solvents.
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