Benzene, a toxic chemical used for a variety of functions, is one of the
20 most widely used chemicals in the U.S. Benzene is often found in plastics,
lubricants, rubbers, dyes, drugs, pesticides, and detergents. It also
appears as an industrial solvent and a gasoline additive.
A Cancer Risk
Short-term exposure to benzene can interfere with the nervous system causing
drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, headaches, confusion, or unconsciousness.
Consumption of the substance could cause vomiting, stomach irritation,
sleepiness, convulsions, dizziness, and rapid heart rate. Inhalation can
result in death.
Based on studies conducted on both people and laboratory animals, long-term
exposure to benzene has been linked to the development of a form of cancer
known as Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). AML is a type of cancer that specifically
affects the blood—and has the potential to develop and progress
quickly if not treated.
Most cases of AML develop in bone marrow, but can quickly move into the
blood. Once in the blood, AML can metastasize in other areas of the body.
Long-term benzene exposure can also cause anemia, low white blood cell
count, and a low platelet count.
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