Category Archives: Benzene

Benzene is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C6H6. It is sometimes abbreviated Ph–H. Benzene is a colorless and highly flammable liquid with a sweet smell. Because it is a known carcinogen, its use as an additive in gasoline is now limited, but it is an important industrial solvent and precursor in the production of drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber, and dyes. Benzene is a natural constituent of crude oil, and may be synthesized from other compounds present in petroleum. Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon and the second [n]-annulene (-annulene), a cyclic hydrocarbon with a continuous pi bond. It is also related to the functional group arene which is a generalized structure of benzene.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Divers Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Blood Contamination

Gulf Divers Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Blood Contamination   Gulf Divers Experiencing Health Problems, Blood Contaminated With Petroleum Hydrocarbons by Steve Kolian A team of three scientific divers found high levels of ethyl benzene and xylene in their blood after completing … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Known Felon and Serial Polluter

Known Felon and Serial Polluter Class Demands $10 Billion from BP For Pollution From Texas City Refinery GALVESTON, Texas (CN) – Neighbors of BP’s Texas City oil refinery demand $10 billion in punitive damages for years of air pollution that … Continue reading

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