Question- In what industries might exposure to dinitrotoluene (DNT) take place?
Answer- The cited article notes “Occupational exposure to dinitrotoluene can occur in the production of toluidines, dyes and solvents and in the production and application of explosives. Furthermore, DNT is the precursor chemical toluene diisocyanate.” In addition, some workers in the copper mining (as well as other types of mining) industry may become exposed to this chemical when explosives are applied to mining operations. (Seidler A et al. Dinitrotoluene exposure in the copper mining industry and renal cancer: a case cohort study. 2014 Occup Environ Med 71:259-265)