Hopefully you and your employees are benefiting from the wide selection of solvent-free industrial adhesive and ink cleaners that GlueGuard has to offer. If you aren't...well please take the time to review the below article published August 27th, 2017 at http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com:
Toluene – often used in paint, metal cleaners and adhesives – is a clear, colorless liquid that vaporizes when exposed to air at room temperature. According to OSHA, it also has a sharp and sweet smell, which is a sign of exposure.
“Symptoms worsen as exposure increases, and long-term exposure may lead to tiredness, slow reaction, difficulty sleeping, numbness in the hands or feet, or female reproductive system damage and pregnancy loss,” OSHA states.
Long-term exposure to toluene can affect the nervous system, and exposure to high concentrations can result in loss of consciousness and death.
OSHA recommends the following to help protect employees from toluene exposure:
For more information on toluene, visit www.osha.gov/SLTC/toluene/index.html.
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