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Benzene: What you don’t know CAN harm you!

When I first became aware of the dangers of fracking, I was oblivious to the role Benzene played in this danger.  Benzene is a colorless, sweet smelling chemical that evaporates rapidly when in contact with air.  C6H6.  It sounds pretty harmless until you explore the health effects and realize how pervasive the issue is if you live near a fossil fuel extraction site or refinery. Continue reading