Symptoms of exposure

Solvents have different effects on different people. Some common symptoms of solvent exposure are:

  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizzyness, disrupted balance, poor coordination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Skin and/or eye irritation

Long term or high level exposure can result in damage to the nervous system.
Symptoms of this can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Lack of concentration
  • Reduction of mental skill/abilities
  • Sleep disorders

If you think you may be suffering from solvent exposure, complete the questionnaire and follow up with a visit to your doctor.
Make sure when you visit your doctor you give him/her as much information as possible, ie take the completed questionnaire, tell them your occupation, how long you’ve been working in your industry and the solvents/carcinogen you may have been exposed to.

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