Combined effects of solvents on the rat's auditory system: styrene and trichloroethylene.

@article{Rebert1993CombinedEO,
  title={Combined effects of solvents on the rat's auditory system: styrene and trichloroethylene.},
  author={C S Rebert and William K Boyes and G T Pryor and D J Svensgaard and Kara M. Kassay and G. Ross Gordon and Natasha Shinsky},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={49-59}
}
Because exposures to toxic agents typically involve more than one substance, it is necessary to know if combined exposures pose different risks than those to single agents. Many solvents have been implicated in central nervous disorders and some of them are known to produce hearing loss, probably mediated by damage to cochlear hair cells. Hearing loss was studied by recording the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) in male Long Evans rats exposed 8 h/day for 5 days to mixtures of styrene… CONTINUE READING