August 2020
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    6th August 2020
  • ISBN 9789283201588
  • Language English
  • Pages 301 pp.
  • Size 8" x 10"

This volume presents an evaluation of the carcinogenicity of benzene updating with new data the most recent evaluation provided in Volume 100F of the IARC Monographs. Benzene is a simple aromatic hydrocarbon which occurs naturally and as a result of human activity notably as a result of combustion and it is a high-volume chemical now used mostly as a chemical intermediate. Human exposure to benzene is widespread through the air in consumer products and in industry.

An IARC Monographs Working Group reviewed epidemiological studies, animal cancer bioassays, and mechanistic data to assess the carcinogenicity of benzene and conducted quantitative analyses of data on genotoxicity and human cancer risks.

International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.

simple aromatic hydrocarbon; epidemiology; animal cancer bioassays; mechanistic data; carcinogenicity assessment; benzene; genotoxicity; human cancer risks