Benzene and Leukemia
Benzene, a common industrial solvent has found to cause many types of Leukemia. It is believed lead to ccute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and other forms of blood cancer.
The exposure levels that have been linked to cancer have ranged from from less than 5 years to people exposed for more than 30 years. These workers have died of rare forms of Leukemia. Long-term exposure may also adversely impact bone marrow and blood production.
Dangers of Benzene and Scientific Data
A number of recent studies and reviews of leukemia and its relationship to Benzene exposure have been published. Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, concluded that benzene was linked to many forms of leukemia including acute myelogenous leukemia AML as well as acute and chronic lymphocytic and myeloid leukemia.
However, Benzene has a long history in the medical literature. As early as the 1920s, Benzene was linked to leukemia in a published study. The American Petroleum Institute noted in the 1940s benzene caused leukemia noted that any level of exposure to benzene posed risks. A major epidemiologic study of benzene of exposed workers demonstrated the risks of leukemia appeared in 1977.
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