Endocrine Disruption

TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

benzene

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CAS # 71-43-2

Categories*
Byproduct/Intermediate/Reactant
Household product ingredient
Plastic/Rubber
Solvent
Unconventional Oil and Gas

Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor

Brown-Woodman PD, Webster WS, Picker K, Huq F. 1994. In vitro assessment of individual and interactive effects of aromatic hydrocarbons on embryonic development of the rat. Reprod Toxicol 8(2):121-135.

Kassotis CD, Klemp KC, Vu DC, Lin CH, Meng CX, Besch-Williford CL, Pinatti L, Zoeller RT, Drobnis EZ, Balise VD, et al. 2015 in press. Endocrine-disrupting activity of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and adverse health outcomes after prenatal exposure in male mice. Endocrinology:en20151375; DOI: 10.1210/en.2015-1375.

Wierda D, King A, Luebke R, Reasor M, Smialowicz R. 1989. Perinatal immunotoxicology of benzene toward mouse B cell development. Journal of the American College of Toxicology 8(5):981-996.

*Category References

US National Library of Medicine. Haz-Map. [http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/index.php].

Waxman HA, Markey EJ, and DeGette D, 2011. Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Minority Staff.

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