Health monitoring for toluene
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to toluene.
Toluene (CAS 108-88-3) is a colourless, highly flammable and volatile liquid that smells like benzene. It can be in the air of a workroom as vapour.
a monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon which results from refining crude oil for gasoline and other fuels
used to boost octane in gasoline and often substitutes for benzene.
You can find toluene in cleaning agents, rubber, detergents, dyes, glues and pharmaceuticals.
Examples of work with toluene includes:
making paints, inks, lacquers, paint thinners, adhesives and fingernail polish
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