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Document ID (ISN)21544
CIS number 74-1631
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bajkov B.K., Hačaturjan M.H.
Title Industrial hygiene evaluation of the effect of low atmospheric concentrations of butyl alcohol on the reflexes
Original title Gigieničeskaja ocenka reflektornogo dejstvija na organizm malyh koncentracij butilovogo spirta, postupajuščego v atmosfernyj vozduh [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1973, No.12, p.7-11. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Results of studies with human subjects aimed at elucidating the effect of inhaling weak concentrations of butyl alcohol on certain reflexes. The study of retinal dark adaptation, chronaxie (conditioned reflex reaction time) and the electrical activity of the cerebral cortex demonstrated that liminal and subliminal concentrations of butyl alcohol (2.5 and 0.5mg/m3) alter these reflexes. A concentration of 0.1mg/m3 had no effect. This latter value is proposed as the TLV for a single exposure.
Descriptors (primary) reflex modifications; neurological effects; butyl alcohol
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; dark adaptation; human experiments; chronaxie; electroencephalography; reaction time
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Alcohols
Diseases of the nervous system