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|Main Title||Evaluation of the potential carcinogenicity of benzene : (71-43-2) /|
|CORP Author||Syracuse Research Corp., NY. ;Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmetnal Protection Agency, Carcinogen Assessment Group, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/8-91/071; EPA-68-03-3112; EPA-68-03-3182; OHEA-C-073-029|
|Subjects||Aromatic compounds--Carcinogenicity ; Benzene--Carcinogenicity|
|Additional Subjects||Benzene ; Toxicity ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Exposure ; Hazardous materials ; Neoplasms ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Carcinogenicity ; Dose-response relationships ; CAS Registry No: 71-43-2|
|Collation||21 pages ; 28 cm|
Benzene is a human carcinogen, classified as weight-of-evidence Group A under the EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment. Evidence on potential carcinogenicity from animal studies is 'Sufficient,' and the evidence on human studies is 'Sufficient'. The potency factor (F) for benzene is estimated to be 0.27 (mg/kg/day)(1-), placing it in potency group 3 under the CAG's methodology for evaluating potential carcinogens. Combining the weight-of-evidence group and the potency group, benzene is assigned a 'MEDIUM' hazard ranking.
Cover title. "June 1988." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.