Body Fat as a Factor in Tolerating Exposure to Tetrachlorethylene Vapor: A Preliminary Study Using Anthropometric Data.
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The biological effects of tetrachloroethylene, an important industrial solvent, have been described in studies of various designs. Human experimental studies and surveys of exposed workers have noted neurological signs and symptoms of mild to moderate severity from vapor levels acceptable for the work environment. Although tetrachloroethylene is known to be lipophilic, adverse human reactions to its vapor have not been studied in relationship to the relative body fat of exposed workers. The results of a study of occupationally exposed workers are presented and analyzed in relationship to measured body fat. Proposals for further studies are suggested to investigate further the association between adverse response to tetrachloroethylene vapor exposure and subject body fat. Author
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