Researches have shown that the workplace environment causes a great impact on our physical health, even after retirement. Recent studies have proven that a constant exposure to solvents and other chemical products like benzene can cause a permanent memory loss. This study was conducted on a group of retired employees of a French company, who were exposed to these chemicals all throughout their career.
After an elaborate study it was found that these people scored rather very poorly on thinking related tests. Though it was not yetconfirmed that the loss of memory was as a result of, constant exposure to chemicals like benzene and other solvents. Studies by a research fellow Erika Sabbath, from Harvard School of Public Health, has been able to establish the fact that people unexposed to solvents and other chemical like benzene are like to score much more in memory tests, this research also highlighted benzene to be a carcinogenic chemical. According to Erika, high exposure to solvents results in the abortion of these into the human tissue, causing weakening of the reasoning process, and also memory loss. These researches have been able to draw a concrete conclusion about the effects caused by solvents, arising awareness among workers.