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Document ID (ISN)20155
CIS number 74-155
ISSN - Serial title 0049-8610 - Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schüttmann W., Ullmann W.
Title Hepatic effects of cellulose paint thinners
Original title Die Leberwirksamkeit von Nitrolackverdünnern [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1973, Vol.19, No.3, p.189-193. 12 ref.#< Vol.19, No.3, p.189-193. 12 ref.
Abstract The authors examined 56 persons exposed to cellulose paint thinners in a machinery painting undertaking. Concentrations of thinners measured in the workplace were several times the corresponding TLVs. Clinical examinations and laboratory analyses revealed in several cases mild or moderately severe pathological symptoms. However, the authors observed only a few isolated cases of obvious liver damage, including one case of moderately severe diffuse fatty degeneration of the liver, which is described. The findings point to the conclusion that cellulose paint thinners should be considered as mildly hepatotoxic substances and classified accordingly for occupational health purposes.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of exposure; hepatotoxic effects; adiposis hepatica; cellulose lacquers; painting; paint thinners
Descriptors (secondary) ethyl acetate; butyl acetate; survey; butyl alcohol; ethanol
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Liver diseases