- Effects of Toluene
Toluene may affect the nervous system. Low to moderate levles can cause tiredness, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, and hearing and color vision loss. These symptoms usually disappear when exposure is stopped.
Inhaling High levels of toluene in a short time can make you feel light-headed, dizzy, or sleepy. It can also cause unconsciousness, and even death.
High levels of toluene may affect your kidneys.
Studies in humans and animals generally indicate that toluene does not cause cancer.
The EPA has determined that the carcinogenicity of toluene can not be classified.