The toxic effects of combined exposure to toluene and m-xylene in animals. II. Blood toluene and m-xylene during single and combined exposure in rats
Korsak, Z.; Sokal, J.A.; Swiercz, R.
Polish Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health 4(4): 377-381
ISSN/ISBN: 0867-8383 PMID: 1817685 Accession: 041768972
The influence of combined exposure to m-xylene and toluene vapours at a concentration of 100 + 100 ppm on blood m-xylene concentration in rats was investigated. Within 6-7 hours of coexposure to m-xylene and toluene a significant increase in blood m-xylene concentration, in comparison to single exposure to m-xylene at concentration of 100 ppm, was observed. Study results may suggest that, reported earlier, the more than additive toxic effects of combined exposure to m-xylene and toluene in animals may result from its metabolic interaction.