Xylene overexposure is hazardous and may result in a variety of disorders. Xylene is an aromatic compound commonly utilized as a solution in medicine and industry. It is a sweet-smelling, transparent gas or liquid found naturally in wood tar, coal, and petroleum. Furthermore, it is utilized in the leather, paint, rubber, and printing sectors as a solvent.
Tiny amounts of xylene may also be present in cigarette smoke, gasoline, and jet fuel. Xylene is utilized in histology labs for tissue coverslipping, staining, and procedures, and it is also employed as a guttapercha solution in endodontic treatments. Its strong solvency feature enables maximal alcohol absorption and makes the tissue translucent, increasing paraffin penetration. However, xylene overexposure has both chronic and acute impacts on health.