# What is benzene used for today?

Jan 30, 2016

Benzene has various uses, and is found in cigarette smoke and crude oil.

#### Explanation:

Benzene is an important organic chemical compound with the chemical formula ${\text{C"_6"H}}_{6}$.

Human exposure to benzene has been associated with a range of acute and long-term adverse health effects and diseases, including cancer and aplastic anaemia. Exposure can occur as a result of the ubiquitous use of benzene-containing petroleum products, including motor fuels and synthetic chemicals as shown bellow.

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