Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1991;17(3):205-207    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.1719

Polyneuropathy possibly caused by 30 years of low exposure to n-hexane.

by Barregard L, Sallsten G, Nordborg C, Gieth W

A slowly developing, mainly sensory, polyneuropathy was found in a 60-year-old man exposed to n-hexane (10-100 mg/m3) for 30 years in a mountain fuel stockpile. The nerve damage was verified by electromyography and sural nerve biopsy, and it is proposed that also a low-grade, but prolonged, exposure to n-hexane may cause polyneuropathy.