Exposure to Chemicals Benzene, Xylene and Toluene Increases Cancer Risk

Dec 21, 2008 by

Exposure to Chemicals Benzene, Xylene and Toluene Increases Cancer Risk

According to recent research in Italy, being exposed to benzene, an industrial solvent, increases the risk of getting multiple myeloma. It also increased the risk of developing chronic lymphoid leukemia.

The risk of chronic lymphoid leukemia was also increased with exposure to two other oil-derived industrial chemicals, namely xylene and toluene.

Benzene is a known carcinogen, and the study was led by Dr Adele Seniori Constantini of the Center for Study and Prevention of Cancer. It had looked at all cases of blood and lymphatic cancers in persons aged 20 to 74 between 1991 and 1993 from 11 regions in Italy.

To read more, click on this link: Exposure to Chemicals Benzene, Xylene and Toluene Increases Cancer Risk

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