A hematology surveillance study of petrochemical workers exposed to benzene.

@article{Tsai2004AHS,
  title={A hematology surveillance study of petrochemical workers exposed to benzene.},
  author={Shan Pou Tsai and Erin E. Fox and Jerry D Ransdell and Judy K Wendt and Louis C Waddell and Robin P Donnelly},
  journal={Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={67-73}
}
Historically, complete blood counts (CBCs) have been recognized as an easy and readily available screen for hematotoxicity following occupational exposure to benzene. The purpose of this study is to evaluate hematology data from employees who have ever participated in the Shell Benzene Medical Surveillance Program (BMSP) compared to employees who have not participated and to examine the sensitivity of CBCs to detect hematological changes in a low-exposure occupational setting. This large study… CONTINUE READING