‘Benzene’ Category

Vitamin C: Much More than Just a Cold Remedy

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Vitamin C Supplementation May Help Prevent AML in Older Patients with Clonal Hematopoiesis

As it turns out, mega doses (1,000 mg/day) of ascorbate, better known as vitamin C, may be useful for more than just fighting off the common cold. There is new evidence to suggest that ascorbate levels play an important role in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Many workers suffer from AML as a result...

Androgen Extends Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In a recent study, researchers found that androgen maintenance therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) led to significantly longer survival in older patients. This is promising news for AML patients, as more than 70% of patients are over the age of 60 when they are diagnosed. AML has been linked to benzene exposure, one of the most widely used chemicals in America.

Today, the main...

Benzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage

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When benzene was discovered in a garage in the village of Roxana, Illinois something had to be done. This street department garage is located on a dangerous plume of benzene. At the time of the announcement in 2015, the garage was still housing government vehicles and supplies, increasing the frequency of risky benzene exposure. The plume is the result of a pipeline break at a nearby...

Benzene Removal Method Discovered

It may be surprising to find out that one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States is known to cause cancer. This chemical is benzene. Benzene is used in gasoline and benzene exposure has been shown to cause a number of blood-related cancers, including:

acute myeloid leukemia (AML); acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); multiple myeloma;...

Worse Than Everyone Thought: The Problem With Toxic Benzene

The Problem With Toxic Benzene

When it comes to dangerous industrial chemicals, benzene is one of the really bad ones. Take a quick whiff and you’re likely to feel dizzy and confused. Over time, exposure causes red blood cells to malfunction and weaken the immune system. Linked to birth defects and cancer, just about everyone—from the EPA to much of corporate America—agrees that benzene is something we should...

Real Scares – The Shock of Getting Illness on the Job

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Put all the creatures of the night together, and they still couldn’t be as terrifying as learning that someone in your family is seriously – and sometimes terminally – ill. Even more frightening? Learning that the cause of that illness came from exposure to something at work. It’s nightmare material.

Beware. Toxins abound.

Several toxic chemicals and...

Benzene Exposure Threatens Astoria Port Offices

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Staff offices for the Port of Astoria in Oregon have moved due to health concerns related to benzene exposure. Benzene is highly toxic and known to cause blood-related diseases. Port officials decided to pay almost $46,000 for an environmental review of the air quality in the Port’s former offices as well as a maintenance shop close by. The structures are located above an oil leak that has...

Leaking California Gas Well Exposes Residents to Benzene

The Aliso Canyon gas leak that began in October 2015 has alarmed nearby California residents who are understandably concerned about their health and safety. The extensive leak has exposed Los Angeles families to a number of harmful chemicals, including benzene, a known carcinogen. Southern California Gas Company reportedly has not been notifying the public about the unusually high levels on a...

Oklahoma Cleanup of Benzene-Contaminated Groundwater Continues

Cleanup of benzene-contaminated groundwater at an old BF Goodrich tire plant in Miami, Oklahoma is underway. Groundwater monitoring is continuing in some locations and at other places further away from the old tire facility, 17 benzene monitoring wells have been plugged and abandoned, as directed by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ). Benzene is a highly toxic chemical...

Pipelines Leaking Benzene in Houston Communities

Benzene — a chemical known to cause acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome — has been detected in troubling levels in the air in neighborhoods near Houston, Texas. Scientists guessed that the elevated benzene levels originated from the oil refineries lining the Houston Ship Channel. That’s where petroleum product producers load and unload benzene-containing crude oil...

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