Investigating How Occupational Styrene Exposure In The Plastics Industry Could Lead To Dyschromatopsia
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Ariel is a research scientist at Alpert Medical School, Brown University.

                       

Investigating How Occupational Styrene Exposure In The Plastics Industry Could Lead To Dyschromatopsia

Styrene is an organic compound commonly utilized as a solvent and cross-linking agent in the manufacture of plastic products. As such, the chemical can be found in disposable containers, insulation materials, automobile parts, and even some artificial flavoring products. In the US, industrial production of styrene has increased steadily in recent decades, more than doubling between 1977 and 2010. Concomitant with this rise in production, there was a surge in observational human studies investigating the neurotoxic properties of styrene—particularly among...

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