Contaminant cause

Solvents Exposure

Solvents are liquids or gases that can dissolve or extract other substances. They are used to dissolve grease, oil, and paint; to thin or mix pigments, paint, glue, pesticides, and epoxy resins; to clean electronics, automotive parts, tools, and engines; and to make other chemicals.

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Caution

General health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis.

Solvents Exposure Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Liver Cancer Digestive outcome
Liver Cancer
Digestive

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Leukemia Lymphatic outcome
Leukemia
Lymphatic

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Fertility Reproductive outcome
Fertility
Reproductive

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Pancreatic cancer Digestive outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

2 studies

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

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