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Ingeniería, Investigación y Tecnología Volume 15, Issue 3, July–September 2014, Health Risk Assessment of Zone 7 Contaminated with Benzene in the Environmental Liability Generated by the “March 18th Ex-Refinery” in Mexico City. Abstract Benzene is a constituent of oil regarded as a potential carcinogen, and therefore a dangerous compound.

Ingeniería, Investigación y Tecnología Volume 15, Issue 3, July–September 2014, Health Risk Assessment of Zone 7 Contaminated with Benzene in the Environmental Liability Generated by the “March 18th Ex-Refinery” in Mexico City

Its risk increases when spills occur, added to the effect of gravity and high mobility, it's infiltrated into the ground, reaching the phreatic area until dissolved, contaminating the water. The objective of this research was to evaluate the health risk of environmental liabilities caused by the contamination with benzene in the “Ex-refinery March 18” in Mexico City.

For twenty years were carried out remediation work –which started since 2008– and today this space has been converted into a recreational park. This environmental liability is divided into seven zones for purposes of remediation, although in this case only was considered the 7 zone. Resumen El benceno es un constituyente del petróleo que se considera un cancerígeno potencial y, por lo tanto, un compuesto peligroso. Keywords. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE - 2015 - Benzene as a Chemical Hazard in Processed Foods. EPA 05/03/10 Basic Information about Benzene in Drinking Water. The Open Toxicology Journal, 2010, 4, 39-42 Benzene Contamination in Heat-Treated Carrot Products Including Baby Foods. FSANZ - AOUT 2011 - Benzene in flavoured beverages. (April 2013) Benzene is a common industrial chemical used in manufacturing plastics and some types of rubbers, detergents, drugs, and pesticides.

FSANZ - AOUT 2011 - Benzene in flavoured beverages

Natural sources of benzene include volcanoes and forest fires. It is also found in crude oil, petrol and cigarette smoke. Benzene may also be found in non-alcoholic beverages including soft drinks at very low levels. Why is benzene in some beverages? Benzene can form at very low levels in beverages that contain both ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and sodium benzoate. What is the beverage industry doing to reduce benzene formation? KNUST_EDU_GH 02/12/13 Determination of Benzoic Acid and Benzene in Soft Drinks, Fruit Juices and Herbal Products Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), Health Risk Assessment of Ambient Air Concentrations of Benzene, Toluene and Xylene (BTX) in Service Station Environments.

Rev. Saúde Pública vol.47 no.2 São Paulo Apr. 2013 Human risk assessment of benzene after a gasoline station fuel leak. Artigos Originais Human risk assessment of benzene after a gasoline station fuel leak Avaliação de risco humano a benzeno após vazamento de combustível em posto de gasolina Evaluación de riesgo humano al benceno posterior al derrame de combustible en gasolinera Míriam dos Anjos SantosI, Bruno Esteves TávoraII, Sergio KoideIII, Eloisa Dutra CaldasIV IPrograma de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde.

Rev. Saúde Pública vol.47 no.2 São Paulo Apr. 2013 Human risk assessment of benzene after a gasoline station fuel leak

IIPrograma de Pós-Graduação em Tecnologia Ambiental e Recursos Hídricos. IIIDepartamento de Engenharia Civil e Ambiental. IVFaculdade de Ciências da Saúde. To assess the health risk of exposure to benzene for a community affected by a fuel leak. Data regarding the fuel leak accident with, which occurred in the Brasilia, Federal District, were obtained from the Fuel Distributor reports provided to the environmental authority. The population affected by the fuel leak was exposed to benzene levels that might have represented a health risk. Figure 1. Table 1. International Food Research Journal 20(4): 1883-1887 (2013) The analysis of benzene contaminant in Thai commercial non-alcoholic beverages by Headspace Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry.

NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM 01/10/14 13th Report on Carcinogens - Benzene. Chemosphere 88 (2012) 1001–1007 Assessment of human exposure to benzene through foods from the Belgian market. Chemosphere. 2012 Aug;88(8):1001-7. Epub 2012 Apr 5. Assessment of human exposure to benzene through foods from the Belgian mark. Food and Chemical Toxicology Volume 50, Issue 8, August 2012, Pages 2635–2642 Endocrine-mediated effects of two benzene related. Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the endocrine-mediated effects of the benzene-related compounds with reference to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guideline No. 407.

Food and Chemical Toxicology Volume 50, Issue 8, August 2012, Pages 2635–2642 Endocrine-mediated effects of two benzene related

BUSINESS INSIDER 03/08/10 Texas Attorney Says Benzene Emissions Lawsuit May Cost BP More Than Oil Spil. MEDICAL NEWS 16/07/10 Air Study Shows No Harmful Levels Of Benzene, Other Compounds In Fort Worth And Arlington, District 2. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 16/02/10 Benzene exposure linked to sperm abnormalities that cause birth defects. Context Benzene is a common industrial chemical that can be found in gasoline, paints, marking pens, rubber products and solvents.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 16/02/10 Benzene exposure linked to sperm abnormalities that cause birth defects.

It is also released in cigarette smoke and vehicle exhaust. Benzene has been associated with increased risk of cancer, particularly leukemia and lymphoma in adults (IARC 1982) and childhood leukemia. It is also linked to developmental, immune, neurological, reproductive and respiratory effects. Exposure occurs indoors and out. Indoor air sources include emissions from cars in attached garages, household surface coatings, consumer products, wood smoke and burning candles. Urban areas typically have the highest outdoor concentrations of benzene because of traffic emissions. Smoking, pumping gas or spending time in a vehicle increases personal exposure to the chemical. All people are exposed to low levels, but some occupations have higher exposures. What did they do? Researchers enrolled 66 men working in factories in Tianjin, China.

What did they find? MLIVE 27/07/10 Chemical benzene could pose health hazard for humans and wildlife alike in Kalamazoo River oil spill. LANSING — State environmental experts are advising the public to stay clear of a 15-miles stretch of the Kalamazoo River contaminated by 840,000 gallons of crude oil from a ruptured pipeline Monday near Marshall.

MLIVE 27/07/10 Chemical benzene could pose health hazard for humans and wildlife alike in Kalamazoo River oil spill

Officials said Tuesday that high levels of benzene, a potentially harmful chemical released from the oil, could pose a health hazard to humans who come in contact with the water or breath in the fumes. Wildlife experts also are warning the public not to handle wildlife coated with the oil, saying improper treatment could be harmful to the animals and humans. They’re asking the public to report sightings of oil-affected animals by calling 1-800-306-6837 and providing their location. Boating access sites along the Kalamazoo River, from Talmadge Creek, near Marshall, to Augusta also have been closed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Mary Dettloff, a MDNRE spokeswoman, said Gov. UNIVERSITEIT GENT - JUIN 2011 - Thèse en ligne : EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT OF BELGIAN ADULT POPULATION TO DIETARY BENZENE AND OTHER VO. UNIVERSITEIT GENT 05/10/11 PhD on risk assessment of benzene and acrylamide in food. Raquel Medeiros Vinci, who is affiliated with the research group Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition (nutriFOODchem), obtained a PhD, after submitting a disseration and doing a public defense.

UNIVERSITEIT GENT 05/10/11 PhD on risk assessment of benzene and acrylamide in food

The title of her PhD is 'A contribution to the risk assessment of genotoxic carcinogens in food : Case studies on Benzene and Acrylamide', promotor is Prof. dr. ir. Bruno Demeulenaer. Abstract of the doctoral research Scientific insights in toxicological, analytical and food chemistry fields have greatly contributed to the current knowledge of chemical hazards in food. Nevertheless, assessing the risk that these compounds may represent is rather complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Brief Curriculum Vitae Raquel Medeiros Vinci of Portuguese origin was born in South Africa in 1979. Contact Raquel Vinci.