Why is benzene carcinogenic?

Why is benzene carcinogenic?


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suryakanth AskiitiansExpert-IITB
105 Points
13 years ago

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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somesh chandel
31 Points
13 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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