Benzene exposure has serious health effects. The
American Petroleum Institute(API)
stated in 1948 that "
it is generally considered that the only absolutelysafe concentration for benzene is zero
US Department of Health andHuman Services (DHHS)
classifies benzene as a
It has a flash point of -11
C. It can readily catch fire. So care should be takenwhile handling it.
The short term breathing of high levels of benzene can result in death.
Properties of Benzene:
IUPAC Name BenzeneOther namesBenzolcyclohexa-1,3,5-trieneAppearance Colorless liquid