The human health effects of benzene

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  • Published: December 1992
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852931356
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

This report was prepared at the request of the Institute of Petroleum . It reviews the current epidemiological literature on the health effects of benzene, particularly at low exposures, and makes recommendations for further research. Non-epidemiological evidence that bears on risk assessment (eg case reports) is also discussed but not reviewed comprehensively. Data on toxicity in laboratory animals are not examined.

To assist the reader, airborne concentrations of benzene have been quoted throughout in parts per million. Where papers have used other units (eg ug/L, mg/m3) these have been converted.

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