Positron emission tomography studies of healthy volunteers--no effects on the dopamine terminals and synthesis after short-term exposure to toluene.


Despite extensive research, the mechanisms for the effects of organic solvents on the central nervous system are still unknown. One mechanism proposed is that solvents interfere with the synthesis of neurotransmitters. In the present study 11 male healthy volunteers were exposed during 15 min to 100 p.p.m. toluene at light physical exercise, and the… (More)