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Urban benzene and population exposure

Abstract : People aren't just at risk from carcinogenic benzene when they are out on city streets. Benzene pollution emanating from motor traffic can cause leukaemia with the risk being estimated at about four cases per million among people who experience lifelong exposure to benzene concentrations of 1 micro g m-3 in air. But we show here that personal exposure, and therefore risk estimates, cannot simply be estimated from environmental concentrations of benzene. Using a new sampling device that monitors both of these parameters, we have discovered that people living in different European cities are exposed to concentrations of benzene that may be twice as high as the urban average
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Vincenzo Cocheo, Paolo Sacco, Caterina Boaretto, Emile de Saeger, Pascual Perez Ballesta, et al.. Urban benzene and population exposure. Nature, 2000, 404 (6774), pp.141-142. ⟨10.1038/35004651⟩. ⟨ineris-00962766⟩



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