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STYRENE

Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.

Health Effects

Cancer
Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
Hematological
Referring to the blood. Effects may include alterations of blood composition, clotting and/or the production and function of blood cells, e.g., red blood cell production within bone marrow, red blood cell ability to carry oxygen.
Hepatic
Referring to the liver. Effects may include elevated liver enzyme levels, liver inflammation (hepatitis), cirrhosis, reduced fat metabolism and/or impaired removal of waste products from the blood.
Neurological
Referring to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Effects may include impaired sensory and motor signaling.
Ocular
Referring to the eye. Effects may include eye irritation, itching and impaired vision.
Respiratory
Referring to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. Effects may include inflammation of the lungs or associated airways, increased/decreased breathing rate, insufficient oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange and/or respiratory failure.

Chemical health effects information comes from the OSHA Carcinogen List and the TRI-CHIP datasets.