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Jan 15, 2017
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition


Types of Inhalant abuse, huffing, sniffing, snorting inhalants include many different products that contain solvents. This site provides educational information to prevent inhalant abuse.

Source: NIPC

Jan 15, 2017
Chemical exposure and hearing loss


This article also addresses the limitations of pure-tone air-conduction audiometry when assessing chemical-induced hearing loss and proposes a more complete approach to evaluate the auditory neurosensory hearing receptor and the neural pathways involved in the stapedial reflex.

Source: NCBI

Oct 01, 2012
Fact Sheet - Alternatives to Perchloroethylene Used in Professional Garment Care


This four-page fact sheet includes summary results of an alternatives assessment of seven common alternatives to perc. It is provided by Toxic Use Reduction Unit at UMass Lowell.

Source: TURI

Feb 01, 2012
Worker Fatality Alert: Methylene Chloride Linked to Worker Death Worker in Tank


The CA/FACE Program is investigating the Preventable death of a worker who was using a paint stripper in a tank (Jan. 2012).

Source: CDPH

Jun 01, 2007
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Methyl Ethyl Ketone (2-Butanone)


This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provides access to NIOSH resources on methyl ethyl ketone, including the Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods and more.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2005
Guidance and information for Reducing Worker Exposure to Perchloroethylene (Perc) in Dry Cleaning


This document has been prepared by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help dry cleaning establishments reduce employee exposures to perchloroethylene.

Source: OSHA