N-alkyl-pyrrolidones

N-Alkyl-pyrrolidones are extensively used solvents. In Europe they are produced and imported in the margin of multiple thousand tonnes. They play an important role in the production of polymers, paints and cleaning products. The most common pyrolidones N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone und N-Ethyl-2-pyrrolidone are classified as reproductive toxicants.

Sub-groups

N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone A versatile solvent classified as reproductive toxicant
N-Ethyl-2-pyrrolidone A versatile solvent classified as reproductive toxicant. Substitute of N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)

Specimen

Students Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.

Sampling period

1991 - 2014

Extended information

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