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Health Effects Of Benzene On Humans

Health Effects Of Benzene

  • Benzene increases the risk of cancer and other illnesses.
  • Benzene is a notorious cause of bone marrow failure
  • Long-term exposure to excessive levels of benzene in the air causes leukemia, a potentially fatal cancer of the blood-forming organs.
  • Benzene targets liver, kidney, lung, heart and the brain and can cause DNA strand breaks, chromosomal damage, etc.
  • Benzene causes cancer in animals including humans. Benzene has been shown to cause cancer in both sexes of multiple species of laboratory animals exposed via various routes.
  • Some women who inhaled high levels of benzene for many months had irregular menstrual periods and a decrease in the size of their ovaries.
  • Benzene exposure has been linked directly to the neural birth defects spina bifida and anencephaly.
  • Men exposed to high levels of benzene are more likely to have an abnormal amount of chromosomes in their sperm, which impacts fertility and fetal development.
A bottle of benzene. The warnings show benzene is a toxic and flammable liquid.