Odor, irritation and perception of health risk

  title={Odor, irritation and perception of health risk},
  author={Pamela H. Dalton},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  • P. Dalton
  • Published 19 March 2002
  • Medicine
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Abstract.Objectives: Understanding the potential for volatile chemicals to elicit chemosensory irritation in the upper respiratory tract is critical to setting occupational exposure limits that are protective of comfort and well-being for the majority of workers. However, the determination of irritant potency for any volatile chemical has been limited by the lack of reliable and non-invasive assays for studying sensory irritation in humans and a failure to appreciate the many non-sensory… 

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