Classification

Field Studies

Use of Water-Based Solvent Preparations in Factories in Japan

Title

Author

Hirohiko UKAI, et al

Kyoto Industrial Health Association

Alcohols, Factories, Glycol derivatives, water-based solvent preparations M. Ikeda, Kyoto Industrial Health Association, Sakyo-ku, kyoto 604, Japan

Organization

Keywords Correspondence

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year

1996

Vol

38

No

3

124

127

J Occup Health

Prevalence of water-based solvent preparations in 1 22 factories of various types (e.g., painting, printing, etc.) in the city of Kyoto was investigated by interview in 1995. The survey showed that water-based solvent preparations were used in 20% of the factories studied and that the leading organic solvent components in water-based solvent preparations were methyl, ethyl and isopropyl alcohols, among Which the use of isopropyl alcohol was the most common. Among glycol derivatives, 2-butoxyethanol was the most frequently used.

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