Benzene


Benzene is a sweet-smelling liquid chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as a Class A carcinogen. Benzene is known to cause cancer, based on evidence from studies in both people and lab animals. Benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemical in the United States. Many people are exposed to Benzene through a wide range of products - products that we use in everyday life. Detergents, dyes, solvents, plastics, synthetic fibers, resins, paint, adhesives, glues, asphalts, lighter fluid, cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke, gasoline, kerosene, inks, lacquer thinner, rubber cement, contact cement, solvents, hydraulic fluids, lubricants, rubbers, drugs, and pesticides. Exposure can take place either through inhalation or absorption through the skin although the main way people are exposed is by breathing in air containing benzene. Benzene exposure can cause serious health issues and even death with repeated exposure.

All our carbon filters will be good for tackling benzene in the air, but we recommend the Aireox Model D with the Purafil/Carbon Filter which is out best filter for VOC’s.