The chemical benzene is a clear, non-corrosive and highly flammable liquid. Benzene is colorless and has a strong sweet odor. It is used primarily to make other chemicals and plastics, and benzene is commonly found in solvents and degreasers. In the United States benzene is widely used and it ranks in the top twenty chemicals for production volume.
Benzene is commonly used in the dry cleaning products, hair coloring dye, hair dyes, olefins, solvents, thinners, cleaners and other petroleum products. Some industries use benzene to make other chemicals which are used to make, adhesives, plastics, resins, nylon and synthetic fibers. Benzene is also used to make some types of drugs, rubbers, lubricants, thinners, degreasers, olefins and small parts of benzene was used in many household cleaning products, dental products, denture creams and denture adhesives.Benzene has also been found in hair dyes, hair colorings, hair color dyes as used by beuticians in beauty shops and hair salons in the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s. Benzene is also a natural part of crude oil, gasoline, diesel exhaust and some industrial smoke.
High levels of benzene can result in death. High levels of benzene exposure can cause headaches, tremors, drowsiness, rapid heart rate, confusion, dizziness, and unconsciousness. Eating or drinking foods containing high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, convulsions, rapid heart rate, irritation of the stomach, dizziness, sleepiness and death. Click Here for more Benzene Lawsuit Information The major effect of benzene from long-term exposure is on the blood. Benzene causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia and leukemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.
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