APH 2002, 60, 217-232:

Overview of the neurotoxic effects in solvent-exposed workers.

M.K. Viaene

Keywords: neurotoxicity syndromes, organic solvents, chronic toxic encephalopathy

Workers exposed to solvents are at risk to develop a chronic toxic encephalopathy, although effects (promoting or etiological) on other central and pheripheral nervous system diseases may be possible.  Careful monitoring of exposure (environmental monitoring and bio-monitoring) but also bio-effect monitoring is strictly needed.  A review of the literature is given.  This text is the summary of the report made for the Fund for Occupational Diseases (Fonds voor de Beroepsziekten), Belgium, 1998.