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Benzene and its Health Effects

Mustafa Tözün, Alaattin Ünsal.

Abstract
Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon, colorless, sweet-smelling liquid. It is an important industrial solvent, is used in the manufacture of plastics, detergents, pesticides, and other chemicals. Benzene is a carcinogen. Short-term and high level benzene exposure causes symptoms of the central nervous system. Long-term benzene exposure may affect to bone marrow and blood production. Additionally, genotoxic, immunological, and urogenital negative effects may occur with chronicle benzene exposure.

Key words: Benzene, exposure, effects to health



Benzen ve Sağlık Etkileri

Özet
Benzen bir aromatik hidrokarbondur, renksiz, hoş kokulu bir sıvıdır. Önemli bir endüstriyel çözücüdür; plastik, deterjan, pestisid ve diğer kimyasalların üretiminde kullanılır. Benzen karsinojendir. Kısa süreli yüksek düzeyde benzen maruziyeti santral sinir sistemi semptomlarına neden olur. Uzun süreli benzen maruziyeti kemik iliği ve kan üretimini olumsuz etkileyebilir. Ayrıca, kronik benzen maruziyetiyle genotoksik, immunolojik ve ürogenital olumsuz etkilenmeler oluşabilir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Benzen, maruziyet, sağlığa etkiler


 
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Tozun M, Unsal A. [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(6): 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun M, Unsal A. [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(6): 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun M, Unsal A. [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Prev Med Bull. (2008), [cited November 24, 2017]; 7(6): 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun, M. & Unsal, A. (2008) [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Prev Med Bull, 7 (6), 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun, Mustafa, and Alaattin Unsal. 2008. [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 7 (6), 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun, Mustafa, and Alaattin Unsal. "[Benzene and its Health Effects]." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 7 (2008), 541-546. Turkish.



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Tozun, Mustafa, and Alaattin Unsal. "[Benzene and its Health Effects]." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 7.6 (2008), 541-546. Print.Turkish.



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Tozun, M. & Unsal, A. (2008) [Benzene and its Health Effects]. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 7 (6), 541-546. Turkish.



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