Benzene is carcinogenic
The process industry is well aware of this fact – benzene is a dangerous, group 1 carcinogen that can cause leukaemia and lymphoma. As it is an important basic material, however, benzene hazards in the industry cannot always be avoided. This is why occupational benzene exposure limits are set at a strict low level. Precise measurement with dedicated benzene detectors and regular benzene exposure testing are crucial to the safety of industrial workers. PPE must be worn when working in an environment with a risk of benzene exposure.