advertisement
23 May 2012

Beware of benzene

Benzene is a powerful chemical sometimes used to remove grease and dirt from glass and metal. Great care should be taken – it's highly toxic and hazardous.

0

Benzene is a powerful chemical sometimes used to remove grease and dirt from glass and metal. Great care should be taken – it's highly toxic and hazardous.

Benzene safety tips:

  • Work in a well-ventilated space, preferably outside
  • Benzene is highly flammable, so keep it away from heat, flames or sparks
  • Wear impermeable gloves to avoid skin contact with liquid benzene
  • If you’ve inhaled benzene and experience any worrying symptoms, remove yourself from further exposure to where you can breathe fresh air, and call your doctor immediately.
  • If you get liquid benzene on your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.

 - Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, May 2012 

Read more about benzene

 
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Vitamin wise »

Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins

Get your vitamins right

Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.

Yoga »

Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep

What yoga can do for you

Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills.