CHEMICAL PROFILES|Chemical Profile

Chemical: BENZENE
CAS Number: 71-43-2
Chemical Profile for BENZENE (CAS Number: 71-43-2)

  • Human Health Hazards
    Health Hazard Reference(s)
    Recognized:Carcinogen P65
    Developmental Toxicant P65
    Reproductive Toxicant P65
    Suspected:Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicant EPA-HEN HAZMAP LADO MALA OEHHA-CREL RTECS STAC
    Endocrine Toxicant RTECS
    Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant RTECS
    Immunotoxicant ATSDR IPCS
    Neurotoxicant ATSDR DAN EPA-HEN HAZMAP OEHHA-CREL RTECS
    Respiratory Toxicant EPA-HEN RTECS
    Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant EPA-HEN RTECS
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  • Hazard Rankings
    More hazardous than most chemicals in 6 out of 14 ranking systems.
    Ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds (worst 10%) to ecosystems and human health.
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  • Chemical Use Profile
    This is a high volume chemical with production exceeding 1 million pounds annually in the U.S.
    Used in at least 7 industries.
    Used in consumer products, building materials or furnishings that contribute to indoor air pollution.
    Used in pesticide products.
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  • Rank Chemicals by Reported Environmental Releases in the United States
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  • Regulatory Coverage
    On at least 8 federal regulatory lists.
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  • Basic Testing to Identify Chemical Hazards
    Eight basic tests to identify chemical hazards have been conducted and are publicly available for this chemical.
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  • Information Needed for Safety Assessment
    Possesses all the data required for safety assessment.
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  • Notes
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