Browse water filter products that remove or reduce levels of the water contaminant: Benzene
Benzene is a colourless liquid that has a characteristic odour. The primary use for Benzene is in the chemical industry, it is used to produce styrene/ethylbenzene, cumene/phenol and cyclohexane. Benzene contaminates water by atmospheric deposition, spills of petrol and other petroleum-based products, and chemical plant effluents. A small exposure of Benzene in high concentrations affects the central nervous system and can even cause death. It is thought that considerable amounts of exposure to benzene can cause Leukaemia, preceded by pancytopenia, or aplastic anaemia.