Chemical Exposure, Benzene, and Leukemia


Chemical Exposure, Benzene, and Leukemia: A recent study out of Minnesota opined that benzene exposure is one of the few well-established risk factors for AML (acute myeloid leukemia), and recent studies suggest it is also a risk factor for MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes).

The study went on to discuss that 30% of people diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes) have a high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Some of the stats from the study show:

  • significant associations between benzene and both MDS and AML
  • exposure to vinyl chlorides was associated with MDS but not AML
  • exposure to fertilizers was associated with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) but not MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes)
  • soot was associated with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) but not MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes)
  • creosote was associated with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) but not MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes)
  • inks, dyes and tanning solutions were associated with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) but not MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes)
  • coal dust was associated with AML (acute myeloid leukemia) but not MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes)

Benzene is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid that is highly flammable, carcinogenic and is used in many industries.

For more on the study, follow this link – Benzene and Leukemia.

For more on benzene and benzene exposure injury, please follow these links: benzene and benzene exposure injury.


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If you believe you may have been exposed to benzene and developed and injury (e.g., leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and others, Kidney cancer, aplastic anemia)) because of the exposure to benzene, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.


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