Acetone odor and irritation thresholds obtained from acetone-exposed factory workers and from control (occupationally unexposed) subjects.

@article{Wysocki1997AcetoneOA,
  title={Acetone odor and irritation thresholds obtained from acetone-exposed factory workers and from control (occupationally unexposed) subjects.},
  author={Charles J. Wysocki and Pamela Dalton and Michael J. Brody and Henry J. Lawley},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={704-12}
}
Sensitivity of olfaction (smell) and chemesthesis (irritation) was evaluated for 2-propanone (acetone) and 1-butanol in acetone-exposed workers (AEW; N = 32) during a workday and unexposed subjects (microES; N = 32). Irritation sensitivity was assessed using a method that relies on the ability of individuals to localize irritants on the body. When a volatile compound is inhaled into one nostril and air into the other, the stimulated side can be determined (lateralized) only after the… CONTINUE READING