What Benzene is:
What Benzene is Used For:
Benzene in Cigarette Smoke:
Benzene Health Effects:
- rapid heart rate
- tightness in the chest
- rapid breathing
- decreased red blood cells through damage to bone marrow
- excessive bleeding
- genetic damage
- negative effects on the immune system
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