Benzene Cancer Cases
Benzene has been linked to Leukemia
Benzene exposure has been linked to many types of Leukemia. It is most commonly associated with the rarer forms including: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
The exposure levels that have been associated with 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.
Leukemias are malignant diseases that affect the blood and bone marrow.
The four major types of leukemia are: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Scientists have also linked non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, cytopenias, myelofibrosis, and polycythemia vera. to Benzene.
Dangers of Benzene and Science
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. TheAmerican 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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