Toxicant and Disease Database
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Causes Grouped by strength of evidence
Elemental mercury and mercury vapor cause peripheral neuropathy, but organic mercury effects are not well understood. Hexacarbons: n-hexane and methyl n-butyl ketone cause ""glue-sniffer"" neuropathy. *Organophosphates cause a delayed neuropathy occurring 1-3 weeks after exposure. Compounds associated with this include chlorpyrifos, dichlorvos, ethyl 4-nitrophenyl phenylphosphonothionate, leptophos, methamidophos, mipafox, omethoate, parathion, tri-ortho-cresyl phosphate, trichlorofon, and trichlornat. DMAPN - used as a catalyst in the manufacture of polyurethane