Toluene is a widely used organic solvent, heavily employed in many manufacturing industries.
Recently, evidence has begun to accumulate on the deleterious effect of toluene exposure has on the auditory and vestibular systems.
Although little published information exists regarding these effects, the reported findings indicate a need for further investigation.
The results of such investigations may dramatically affect occupational hearing conservation practices and legislation.
Both human and animal studies will be summarized in discussing the effects of toluene alone or in combination with noise or other chemicals.
Gaps in scientific knowledge are highlighted to assist future research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toluène, Solvant organique, Trouble audition, Système vestibulaire, Toxicité, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Oreille pathologie, Homme, Animal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Toluene, Organic solvent, Auditory disorder, Vestibular system, Toxicity, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Ear disease, Human, Animal
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0434367
Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 01/03/1996.