Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon which is produced by the burning of natural products. It is also a component of products derived from coal and petroleum. It is found in gasoline and other fuels and is used in the manufacture of plastics, detergents, pesticides, and other chemicals. Benzene is also found in cigarette smoke. Benzene is a clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant, sweet odor. The odor of benzene does not provide adequate warning of its hazard. In fact, benzene can cause serious health problems that you must understand if you work with it.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Exposure
- 3. Exposure Reduction
- 4. Emergencies
- 5. Handling and Storage
- 6. Conclusion
- The effects of overexposure to benzene.
- How exposure to benzene can occur.
- How to reduce your risk of exposure.
- How to work safely with benzene.
- The emergency and first-aid procedures to follow in the event of exposure.