SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi all, I'm enjoying every bit of my path rotation and I'm going to apply this cycle. I, however, am concerned about the xylene exposure. Recently, I have been getting throat and eye irritation when around xylene. Should this be a concern and therefore should find other fields to go into? As a pathologist, will I always be exposed to high levels of xylene causing eye irritation or is it just that there are institutions that have inadequate ventilation or hoods? thanks. any advice is appreciated.