Safety and Health Topics: Benzene


Subject:
Pollutants & Toxic Substances , Jobs & Work , Occupational Safety & Health , Benzene

Description:
Workplace safety information related to benzene, an "aromatic hydrocarbon that is produced by the burning of natural products. It is a component of products derived from coal and petroleum and is found in gasoline and other fuels." Discusses OSHA standards and health effects from exposure to benzene, which has been shown "to be a carcinogen (cancer-causing)." From the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Publisher:
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/benzene/


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