Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Xylene and Other Industrial Chemicals

Xylene is described by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. There are three forms of xylene in which the methyl groups vary on the benzene ring: meta-xylene, ortho-xylene, and para-xylene (m-, o- and p-xylene). These different forms are referred to as isomers. – – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that xylene is one of the top 30 chemicals produced in the United States. Xylene…

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Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to Xylene and Other Industrial Chemicals