What Does Xylene Do In Ihc?

Xylene is an organic solvent which is miscible with alcohol and wax. In histochemistry alcohol is used to dehydrate tissue sections and then this alcohol is further replaced by xylene (being...

What kind of work can xylene be used for?

Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon known for its wide usage in tissue processing, staining and cover slipping in the histology laboratory.

How is xylene detected in the human body?

Biological monitoring involves sampling and analyzing body tissues or fluids to provide an index of exposure to a toxic substance or metabolite. Xylene can be detected in the end-exhaled air, venous blood and the urine of exposed individuals.

What are the effects of inhaling xylene vapor?

The main effect of inhaling xylene vapor is depression of the central nervous system, with symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The effects listed below can begin to occur with exposure to air levels of about 100 ppm.

What are the health hazards of xylene staining?

Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon known for its wide usage in tissue processing, staining and cover slipping in the histology laboratory. The hazards of xylene are well documented, making it a potential occupational hazard for the histopathological technicians.

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