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Benzene Exposure

Does benzene exposure cause cancer?

Exposure to benzene can occur at work or simply by being a member of a community where benzene is found. Workers can be exposed to benzene in industries such as the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, etc. Less common industries that...

Benzene exposure: A common and hidden danger

You know about asbestos and how dangerous it is, but did you learn about benzene? Benzene can irritate the lining of the airways and cause inflammation in the nasal passages and throat. It’s extremely harmful to the skin. Even at low levels, benzene exposure could...

Benzene exposure risks

Many people in Illinois and Missouri may not always think about what types of chemicals commonly contribute to the manufacture of everyday products. For workers in the pharmaceutical, chemical or food production industries, they may be exposed to some potentially...

What does benzene exposure do to your body?

There are many harmful substances and chemicals out there that can cause you harm. You may not even realize that you are being exposed to a harmful chemical. Some are quite prevalent in society. A good example is benzene, which you may encounter every day in Missouri...