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n-Hexane Brake Cleaner & Nerve Damage in Vehicle Workshops

1st September 2014 | n-hexane, brake cleaner, toxic

Maintenance engineers and mechanics world-wide are at an unusually high risk of nerve damage from n-Hexane based cleaners and degreasers. n-Hexane is a solvent that damages nerves. Long term exposure to the chemical can lead to permanent numbness, tingling, weakness and reduced sensitivity. The effects of n-Hexane are most acute in peripheral areas such as feet, hands, legs and arms.

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