Associations between blood BTEXS concentrations and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U.S. Gulf States.

@article{Doherty2017AssociationsBB,
  title={Associations between blood BTEXS concentrations and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U.S. Gulf States.},
  author={Brett T. Doherty and Richard K. Kwok and Matthew D. Curry and Christine C Ekenga and D M Chambers and Dale P Sandler and Lawrence Stuart Engel},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2017},
  volume={156},
  pages={
          579-587
        }
}
BACKGROUND Studies of workers exposed to benzene at average air concentrations below one part per million suggest that benzene, a known hematotoxin, causes hematopoietic damage even at low exposure levels. However, evidence of such effects outside of occupational settings and for other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is limited. OBJECTIVE To investigate associations between ambient exposures to five VOCs, including benzene, and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U.S. Gulf… CONTINUE READING