Impairment of visuo-vestibular interaction in humans exposed to toluene
1983 (English)In: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, ISSN 0301-1569, Vol. 45, no 5, 262-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
15 healthy volunteers were investigated in a vestibulo-oculomotor test battery during toluene exposure. The concentration was comparable to the threshold limit value. The results were compared to an identical air experiment. The intoxication caused an impaired visual suppression during a pseudo-random oscillatory swing test and also an increased saccade speed. Other vestibular-oculomotor parameters were normal. The findings are in accordance with our earlier study on styrene in humans, showing that the visual suppression test and the saccade test are sensitive parameters assessing neurotoxic influences by organic solvents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1983. Vol. 45, no 5, 262-269 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91750PubMedID: 6622026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91750DiVA: diva2:619005