The Sentinel Group

Is Benzene Dangerous?

The toxicity of benzene exposure has been known for more than 120 years. A 2010 review of benzene studies reported, “There is probably no safe level of exposure to benzene, and all exposures constitute some risk in a linear, if not supralunar, and additive fashion.”

Benzene exposure, whether through inhalation or skin absorption, has been linked to life-threatening diseases including:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Aplastic anemia

Some of these diseases don’t present with symptoms until several years after exposure to benzene. And often, people who are diagnosed with AML, MDS, or some other form of benzene cancer don’t realize that there may be a connection to past benzene exposure.

What Are The Short-Term Effects Of Benzene?

Inhaling high levels of benzene can cause symptoms such as:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Narcosis
  • At extremely high levels, benzene exposure may cause unconsciousness and death.

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Is Benzene Exposure Dangerous To Pregnant Women?

Benzene exposure during pregnancy has been linked to the following conditions:  

  • Increased risk of childhood leukemia 
  • Low birthweight 
  • Greater incidence of birth defects such as spina bifida 

Is Benzene Exposure Dangerous To Children?


According to the American Cancer Society, benzene exposure has also been linked to childhood leukemia, particularly AML, ALL, CLL, and other blood-related cancers such as multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  


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