Acute Effects of Some Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted From Waters-Based Paints
2007 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 49, no 8, 880-889 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: Acute effects during controlled exposure to some of the volatile organic compounds emitted from water-based paints were evaluated. METHODS: Healthy volunteers (10 atopics, 10 nonatopics, and 10 painters) were exposed to a mixture of propyleneglycol, texanol, diethyleneglycol monoethylether, diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether, and dipropyleneglycol monomethyl ether at a total concentration of 35 mg/m3 (G), a mixture of G and ammonia (15 mg/m3) (GA), and clean air (C). RESULTS: Subjective ratings of irritation in eyes, nose, throat, and dyspnea were significantly higher during the G and GA conditions, when compared with during the C condition. Nasal mucosal swelling was observed after G but not after GA exposure. No effects of the exposure on the pulmonary function, markers of inflammation in nasal lavages, and renal function in urine were seen. CONCLUSION: Exposure to G and GA caused mild irritation in eyes, nose, and airways.
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2007. Vol. 49, no 8, 880-889 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11656DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181161cedISI: 000248772000009PubMedID: 17693786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11656DiVA: diva2:39425