Toxic Exposure N-hexane
James S. Smith, Jr., Ph.D.
jssmith at mix-net.net
Mon Mar 22 16:52:06 EST 1999
In addition, check out US EPA and Public Health Service information on
US EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database file on n-hexane
US Public Health, CDC, ATSDR Toxicological Profile on Hexane that is
available as "draft for public comment" A CERCLA Set 11 toxicological
profiles were made available for public comment on October 17, 1997. The
public comment period ended on February 17, 1998.
US Public Health, CDC, ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Division of Toxicology, Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs) for Hazardous Substances
James S. Smith, Jr., Ph.D.
Toxicologist & President
OAK CREEK, Inc.
Toxicology & Risk Assessment Consulting
RR 3 Box 246B
Gorham, Maine 04038-9428
Voice : (207) 929-6375
Fax : (207) 929-6374
E-mail: jssmith at oak-creek.net
dsg5 wrote in message ...
>Check this site out: http://aitcom.net/NCchem/niosh.htm
>for info on specific chemicals (MSDS and RTECS info) check this site:
>Don't have anything on the noise, though.
>OSHA I think is at www.osha.gov
>This might come in handy for legal stuff: www.toxlaw.com
>And finally, try this for grins: www.who.org/dsa/cat95/chem5.htm
>It's a lot to wade through, but
>Best of luck,
>IBUnion at webtv.net wrote in message
><11265-36F5DE38-64 at newsd-164.iap.bryant.webtv.net>...
>I am a 51 year old male who until 6 Dec 1998 was in good physical
>health.....I work on a tug boat and was on a barge and noticed that my
>equilibrium was not up to par...
>I noticed that the right side of my head around the temporal area was
>swollen....I went to a Dr. and he took a blood sample and checked my SED
>Rate ....it was 3....
>I went to my family Dr. and he sent me to a neurologist who found that
>my sinuses on the right side were packed...(x-ray,CT)....Treated with
>Augmentin and Guefenasin (sp)...The sinuses are now normal .
>The swelling became worse in the coming weeks and the disequilibriun has
>come to the point of me having to use a cane for balance . I have a
>terrible time maintaining my balance in the dark .............There is a
>continuous ringing in my right ear, a tingleing in my fingers and my
>gait is wide and short.
>I have been checked by 3 Neurologists - 3 Occ Health DR's - a ENT -
>Opthamologist-2 Family Dr's- Dentist-and Naturopath....Nobody will give
>a definite cause for the symptoms.
>My treatment has taken a wait and see approach and I will start a
>dizziness clinic next week after another check with an ENT Doctor.
>My Occupation has me in contact with Noise levels between 80 and 130
>db....I wear hearing protection in the higher range...ie ..engine room.
>I have been directly and indirectly exposed to a very filthy
>airconditioning unit and the chemical Hexane, an industrial degreaser.
>Phosphoric Acid...and Diesel oil....Paints containing solvents....and
>typical household cleaners and chemicals....
>Today the swelling is mainly in the cheek and temporal area and above a
>few inches....Occuring mostly in the morning ...decreasing by late
>The disequilibrium continues as does the ringing and tingling, I have a
>hard time with memory and fine motor movements....I have had no pain,
>However am quite fatigued.
>All major diseases have been ruled out...ie.. MS, Tumors, Cancer,
>Syphilis, AIDS,Temporal Arturitis, Lyme Disease,etc.. All tests have
>negitive...CT'S...MRI's...X-ray's, Chest X-ray....blood tests checking
>for 23 items...all normal.
>The Doctor's have been zeroing in on Hexane exposure as a likely cause.
>Any comments from this Group?
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