Benzene has been classed as a group A carcinogenic by the Environmental Protection Agency. Those exposed to Benzene regularly or in high doses, particularly those regularly exposed on an occupational basis, are at risk from the cancerous effects of the chemical.

Benzene is linked with an increased risk of leukemia, and some of the cancers associated with this chemical include:

  • acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
  • chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
  • non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • multiple myeloma
  • myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)