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Definition of «Benzidine»


Benzidine: A compound used mainly for dyeing textiles and paper that is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Benzidine was one of the first chemicals for which an association of occupational exposure and increased incidence of urinary bladder cancer in humans was reported.

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  • benzidine: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( bĕn ' zĭ-dēn ' ) n. A yellowish, white, or reddish-gray crystalline powder, NH 2 C 6 H 4 C 6 H 4 NH 2 , used in dyes ...

  • Benzidine

    Information on Benzidine ... Disclaimer Introduction Benzidine is a synthetic chemical that does not occur naturally.

  • ATSDR - Redirect - ToxFAQsâ„¢: Benzidine

    Benzidine is a manufactured chemical that was used to produce dyes. Occupational exposure has been associated with increased risk of urinary bladder cancer.

  • Benzidine | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site ...

    Hazard Summary-Created in April 1992; Revised in January 2000. Benzidine is no longer produced in the United States, although benzidine-based dyes may be imported ...

  • Benzidine - Medpedia

    This public health statement tells you about benzidine and the effects of exposure. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies the most serious hazardous waste ...

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