Health Problems Caused By Benzene Exposure

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Individuals with a history of benzene exposure who developed a serious medical condition, including anemia and leukemia.
Breathing in minimal amounts of benzene can cause nausea, dizziness and headaches, while inhaling larger amounts can lead to tremors, unconsciousness, confusion and death. Individuals with long-term benzene exposure may develop anemia, leukemia, excessive bleeding or a weakened immune system.
Chemical plant and oil refinery workers have the highest chance of developing side effects related to benzene exposure.
Additional Details
Benzene is used in a variety of products, including plastics, lubricants, glues, paints, pesticides, dyes and detergents. Benzene can also be found in cigarette smoke, car exhaust and industrial emissions.