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“Aromatic killer” xylene, what are the hazards of long-term exposure?

Nov 2, 2023

With the improvement of living standards, more and more people are improving their living environment. Have you found that there will be a light smell lingering for a long time after renovation, and ventilation can not be removed in a short time. This is the benzene series in the decoration pollution gas, today let’s understand the xylene in the benzene series.

Xylene is an important chemical raw material, furniture decoration mainly from solvents, perfume, detergent, wallpaper, adhesives, paint…… With aromatic smell, slightly bitter almond taste, flammable. Long-term contact will have neurasthenic syndrome, resulting in abnormal female menstruation, dry skin, chapped, dermatitis, etc., of course, the more excessive, the greater the harm to the human body.

The decoration process needs to use a lot of various glues, the purchase of new furniture production process using a variety of solvents, so it is easy to cause xylene exceeded the standard, the State General Administration of quality supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued (GB/T18883-2002) stipulates that the xylene content of residential residential shall not be higher than 0.2 mg per cubic meter.

Short-term exposure to xylene can lead to dizziness, headache, fatigue, color flushing, conjunctival congestion, and other symptoms;

With the increase of time, there will be mild symptoms of poisoning: dizziness, headache, fatigue and other symptoms are aggravated, accompanied by nausea, vomiting, chest tightness, coughing and lethargy, confusion, hazy state;

Severe poisoning In addition to mild poisoning, there will be coma, severe toxic liver disease, severe toxic kidney disease and severe toxic heart disease.

Even if you choose environmentally friendly materials, you will still find that the indoor air lights up after renovation. In fact, the volatilization period of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene series, DMF and heavy metals released by decoration building materials is far more than one year, and even more than ten years are threatening people’s health.