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Human health effects of benzene. D. Coggon. Report publ'd Inst. Petrol., London, numerous tables, 60 pages (ISBN 0-85293-135-2).

Current epidemiological literature on the health effects of benzene, particularly at low exposures is reviewed and recommendation for further research are discussed. Occupational and non-occupational exposure is discussed. Attention is drawn to toxic effects on the haemopoietic and lymphatic systems and reference is made to chemical manufacture, and rubber industry, petroleum refining, and coke ovens. Other toxic effects such as neurotoxicity, skin irritancy, cardiotoxicity, and reproductive effects are also mentioned, albeit briefly. A useful bibliography of 145 references is included.

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