Exposure to butyl alcohol: uptake and distribution in man.

  title={Exposure to butyl alcohol: uptake and distribution in man.},
  author={I M Astrand and P Ovrum and T Lindqvist and M Hultengren},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={2 3},
Twelve subjects were exposed to 300 or 600 mg/m3 of butyl alcohol in inspired air during rest and during exercise on a bicycle ergometer. Exposure lasted 2 h. The results were puzzling in view of the high blood/air partition coefficient for butyl alcohol. The arterial blood concentration was low. The concentration in the last part of the expired air, i.e., the ""alveolar'' concentration, was low. The quotient of ""alveolar'' concentration X 100/inspired concentration was low in relation to the… CONTINUE READING