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Solvent Monitoring

Are solvents harmful to worker health?


Many solvents have the potential to be harmful to worker health if they are inhaled in high concentrations either acutely or over an extended period. The specific health effects of solvents will vary depending on the type of solvent as well as the concentration and duration of exposure.
Short-term (acute) effects of solvent exposure can result in irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches; dizziness; and nausea. Whereas long-term (chronic) exposure can result in more serious health effects, such as neurological damage, kidney and liver damage, respiratory problems, and cancer.

Some common solvents to be monitored


We can monitor a very large range of solvents including: paint solvents and thinners, cleaning chemicals, degreasers, metal cleaning agents, dry cleaning agents and many others. Specifically this can include monitoring for the following chemicals: toluene, xylene, benzene, hexane, hydrocarbons, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, dichloromethane, trichloroethylene, methanol, formaldehyde and formalin, tetrachloroethylene, and many others. We can monitor over 400 unique chemicals so please contact us should you require assessment of anything else.

How can Safe and Sound Solutions help?


With extensive experience in solvent monitoring over a wide range of industries, Safe and Sound Solutions are prepared to assist you with ensuring that the health and safety of your workforce is taken care of so that you can focus on other aspects of your business with peace of mind.


Contact us today and one of our Occupational Hygienists will be in touch to discuss how we can assist

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