Exposure to xylene and ethylbenzene. I. Uptake, distribution and elimination in man.

@article{Astrand1978ExposureTX,
  title={Exposure to xylene and ethylbenzene. I. Uptake, distribution and elimination in man.},
  author={I M Astrand and J Engstr{\"o}m and P Ovrum},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1978},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={185-94}
}
Industrial xylene is a mixture of xylene and ethylbenzene. Twelve male subjects were exposed to industrial xylene in inspired air, six subjects in series I to 870 mg/m3 at rest (30 min) and light exercise on a bicycle ergometer (90 min) and six subjects in series II to 435 mg/m3 at rest (30 min) and during exercise of increasing work loads (90 min). The measurements of xylene uptake were performed continuously with the Douglas bag technique. In both series, about 60% of the amount of xylene… CONTINUE READING