Occupational phenoxyethanol neurotoxicity: a report of three cases.

  title={Occupational phenoxyethanol neurotoxicity: a report of three cases.},
  author={William E. Morton},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={32 1},
2-Phenoxyethanol, used as an anesthetic for handling small fish at a salmon hatchery, caused three women to experience headache and symptoms of intoxication during use, followed by diminished sensation and strength of hands and fingers, worse in the preferred hand. Persistent neuropathy did not develop in any of them. After 1 to 2 years of exposure, the women manifested gradual onset of symptoms of cognitive impairment with an inability to work. Neuropsychologic testing verified that all three… CONTINUE READING