STATUS ASSESSMENT OF TOXIC CHEMICALS: BENZENE

Benzene is one of the most ubiquitous organic chemicals, widely employed as a solvent, as a fuel component, and for the synthesis of other organic chemicals. This report details the emission of benzene from industrial sources and from the largest source of all, the operation of motor vehicles. Descriptions of the health hazards of benzene exposure are included, and both current and anticipated regulations are listed. The report is concluded with recommendations of areas for further study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 15 reports PC E99, PB80-146293.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Monsanto Research Corporation

    1515 Nicholas Road
    Dayton, OH  USA  45407

    Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory

    Cincinnati, OH  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Ochsner, J C
    • Blackwood, T R
    • Zeagler, L D
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-600/2-79-210D Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2550
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM