Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It is widely used for tissue processing, staining and for application of cover slips to slides in the histopathology laboratory. It is a flammable liquid and utmost care is required during its usage. The risks of xylene are very much recorded, making it a probable occupational hazard for the histopathological professionals. On exposure to xylene its vapors are quickly absorbed through the lungs and the gradually through the skin. Over the time more exposure to xylene prompts noteworthy amount of solvent aggregation in the fat and muscle tissue. This article reviews the intense and unending health effects of xylene through different routes of exposure.
Key words: Hazards; health; histopathological professional; xylene.
Received: 24 February, 2019 Revised: 28 March, 2019 Accepted: 29 March, 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Roopam Chaudhary, Reader, Department of Oral Pathology, Surendera Dental College Sri Gangagar, Rajasthan, India
This article may be cited as: Chaudhary R. Hazards of Xylene. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(5): 29-31.