Solvents And Prevention Of Alzheimer's Disease
Solvents could be a risk factor for alzheimer's disease.
One study finds that industrial solvents do not increase alzheimer risk .
Two other studies,however,come to different conclusions. A 1995 study analyzed
the records of a health maintainence organization in Seattle, Washington over a
the five year period,1987-1992. The study reports that persons exposed to
benzene, toluene, phenols ,or ketones, have a higher risk for alzheimer's
disease . The Canadian Study of Health and Aging, mentioned earlier, finds
that workers exposed to glues, pesticides, and fertilizers are more likely to
develop alzheimer's disease . If you want to avoid alzheimer's disease, be
careful when using solvents. Wear breathing masks and gloves and other rational
safeguards as directed on the product label.