Abstracts from the Literature - Benzene December 2005


ARTICLE: "Workers' Exposures and Potential Health Risks to air toxics in a petrochemical complex assessed by improved methodology'

JOURNAL: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2006 Feb;79(2):135-42. Epub 2005 Sep 13.

SUMMARY: This study was designed to comprehensively evaluate workers' potential health risks of exposure to 39 air toxics in the Ta-sher Petrochemical Complex. Workers in this petrochemical complex had HIc greater than 1 because of acrylonitrile, 1,3-butadiene, hydrogen cyanide, and n,n-dimethylformamide exposures. Risk of hematopoietic system cancer because of benzene and ethylene oxide exposure, and respiratory system cancer …


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