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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5
Xylene: An overview of its health hazards and preventive measures


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram - 534 202, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Endodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram - 534 202, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Reena Kandyala
Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram - 534 202, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.64299

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Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon known for its wide usage in tissue processing, staining and cover slipping in the histology laboratory. The hazards of xylene are well documented, making it a potential occupational hazard for the histopathological technicians. As every other profession became cautious of the occupational hazards, the very speciality that identifies the illnesses became one of the last to become aware and remedy its own hazards. This review article aims to discuss the toxicity of xylene and safety measures to counteract the hazards and enlists the pros and cons of using various substitutes that claim to be much safer, better and faster.


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