What is Benzene?

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
Benzene is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of plastics, rubber, resins, and synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester. It is also used as a solvent in the printing, paint, and dry cleaning industries.

Short-term exposure to Benzene can cause temporary nervous system disorders, immune system depression, and Anemia. Long-term exposure can cause chromosome aberrations and cancer.

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