|Document ID (ISN)||72500|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0731-3810 - Journal of Toxicology - Clinical Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Onofrj M., Thomas A., Paci C., Rotilio D.
||Optic neuritis with residual tunnel vision in perchloroethylene toxicity
||Oct. 1998, Vol.36, No.6, p.603-607. Illus. 18 ref.
||Case report of a dry cleaning worker with severe bilateral optic neuritis and high concentrations of perchloroethylene and metabolites in the blood and of chloroform in urine. Although environmental concentrations of perchloroethylene were within normal limits, there was a five-fold increase in vapours emitted when ironing dry-cleaned fabrics. Results suggest that inhalation of perchloroethylene vapours was the cause of this ocular nerve toxicity. Topics: blindness; tetrachloroethylene; case study; determination in air; determination in blood; determination in urine; dry cleaning; hemianopia; optic neuritis; short-term exposure; visual function disorders.
||tetrachloroethylene; dry cleaning; hemianopia; optic neuritis
||visual function disorders; case study; blindness; determination in urine; determination in air; determination in blood; short-term exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Laundries and dry cleaning