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How can exposure to benzene affect my health?

Exposure to benzene can result in headache, dizziness, a fast heart rate, tremors, drowsiness, and confusion. Benzene can affect the bone marrow by decreasing red blood cells (anemia) or by decreasing platelets, which causes excessive bleeding. Exposure to benzene of a long duration is known to cause leukemia and other cancers of the blood-forming organs in humans.

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