Benzene is an ingredient in many pain relief and flu medications, but some of the most well known drugs containing benzene include Aspirin, Naproxen, and Ibuprofen.
What is benzene?
Benzene is an organic chemical compound, and makes up parts of crude oil and gasoline. It has many negative health effects on the human body, and this has led to heated debates as to its use in medication.
What are the health effects of benzene?
Benzine has many nasty health effects on the human body, including the following:
- Increased risk of cancer.
- Bone marrow failure.
- DNA strand breaks.
- Liver issues.
- Kidney issues.
- Lung issues.
- Heart issues.
- Brain issues.
As you can see, benzene is a pretty horrible thing to be putting into your body, and it makes me question why we are so intent on using it in so many of our medications.
Here's a video showing some of the risks of benzene consumption and exposure: