How long does benzene remain in your body?

Fortunately, if you were exposed to a low to moderate benzene concentration, your health will most likely not be affected, and the chemical will only stay in your system for roughly 48 hours.

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Benzene can interfere with your blood, hence the development of leukemia as a result

The chemical works by hindering cells from acting correctly. For instance, it can cause the bone marrow to stop producing enough red blood cells, which can cause anemia. Moreover, it can severely damage the immune system by changing the blood concentrations of antibodies and causing the loss of white blood cells. The severity of benzene exposure will depend on the amount, route, and length of exposure and the age and overall health of the person.

Benzene is quickly eliminated from your system, usually within 48 hours. It is converted to products, medically known as metabolites, in the liver and bone marrow. Some of the harmful consequences of benzene exposure are caused by these metabolites. The majority of the benzene leaves the body through the urine after exposure. Once present in the bloodstream, benzene travels throughout the body and can be temporarily stored in the bone marrow and fat.

For this reason, it causes blood and bone marrow cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia. If a person applies tainted sunscreen regularly, every day, multiple times a day, their blood level of benzene will remain the same, as the chemical that is eliminated in 2 days from the exposure will constantly be replaced with another dose that is absorbed through the skin when the person applies contaminated sunscreen.

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