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Why was new research done on benzene?

Previous research carried out by this investigative team and by other scientists has shown that benzene causes leukemia and lowers blood cell counts in people who are exposed to high levels of benzene at work. The study investigators wanted to find out if benzene affects blood cell counts even at low levels of exposure, at or below 1 ppm.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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