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Why is benzene carcinogenic?

6 years ago


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Dear abtriv,

One way of understanding the carcinogenic effects of benzene is by examining the products of biological oxidation. Pure benzene, for example, oxidizes in the body to produce an epoxide, benzene oxide, which is not excreted readily and can interact with DNA to produce harmful mutations.

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Suryakanth –IITB

6 years ago

benzene is nt responsible for its carcinogenicity,hydrquinone is the compoun which is produced by sm metabolic activitiesinside the body,  rather nitrobenzene,toluene are nt carcnognc,

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