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Britain sets first standards for benzene levels

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:434
  1. F Godlee

    Britain will become the first country to establish an environmental standard for benzene, which is known to cause leukaemia, after air quality guidelines were published last week. The guidelines, in a report commissioned by the Department of the Environment, set 5 parts per billion (ppb) as the standard - 100 times less than the current occupational exposure standard - and call on the government to work towards 1 ppb.

    Although the World …

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