Styrene toxicity: an ecotoxicological assessment.

@article{Gibbs1997StyreneTA,
  title={Styrene toxicity: an ecotoxicological assessment.},
  author={Bernard F. Gibbs and Catherine N. Mulligan},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          181-94
        }
}
Although other aromatic compounds (e.g., benzene, toluene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), etc.) have been thoroughly studied over the years, styrene has been given little attention probably due to its lower rate of industrial use. In addition, it is less toxic than benzene and PAH, proven carcinogens. However, it is classified as a mutagen and thus potentially carcinogenic. Its main use is in the production of the polymer polystyrene and in the production of plastics, rubber, resins… CONTINUE READING

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