Research reveals benzene causes cancer and leukemia.
Benzene can lead to anemia. Benzene can also
cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing
the chance for infection. People who breathe benzene for long periods
may experience harmful effects in the tissues that form blood cells,
especially the bone marrow. Benzene is easily absorbed into the
bloodstream when a person breaths in vapors or mists. Benzene kills.
Benzene, a chemical compound is considered a
human carcinogen. Steps have been taken by governmental agencies
to limit exposures to benzene both occupationally (at work) and
environmentally. People are generally exposed to benzene through
workplace hazards, the environmental, and consumer products. The most
common routes of benzene exposure are inhalation and skin absorption.
Benzene is used in the making of plastics, detergents, pesticides,
dyes, glue, paint and printing supplies, gasoline, dry cleaning
technology, pharmaceuticals, charcoal and cigarette lighter fluid,
asphalt, adhesives, waxes, rubber, explosives, artificial leather,
linoleum, oil cloth and other chemicals. Benzene is produced naturally
in forest fires and volcanoes. Benzene is a major compound in
cigarette smoke. Most of today’s benzene supply comes from the
Benzene has been found in several hazardous waste sites in the United
States, Benzene has also been found in contaminated aquifer ground
water and soil, pricey carbonated bottled water, and soft drinks.
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