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Chemical Exposure: A Surprising Factor in Hearing Loss

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Many chemicals can cause hearing loss, especially in loud work environments where chemicals can exacerbate the effects of noise. These chemicals are called ototoxic, which translates to “ear poison.” Ototoxic chemicals can enter the body in several ways, including skin absorption or inhalation. 

“This startling piece of safety information is not new,” EMC Senior Industrial Hygienist Kelsie Boorn says. “But it’s flown under the radar, and some details are still not fully understood.”

To learn more about chemical exposure and hearing loss, check out the EMC Loss Control Insights article.

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