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NIH Fogarty Newsletter Features DCEG Benzene Research in China

, by DCEG Staff

Studies of Chinese factory workers contributed to action in the U.S. and China to reduce exposure to benzene, a known carcinogen used in manufacturing and contained in gasoline.

Martha S. Linet, M.D., M.P.H., was featured in the Sep/Oct 2015 issue of the NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Matters newsletter. The article, titled “Benzene research in China informs EPA regulations,” described how scientists at NCI and China’s Center for Disease Control have been studying benzene’s effects on Chinese factory workers for nearly 30 years. The collaborative research has benefited public health by reducing levels of exposure to this known carcinogen. Read the article in Fogarty’s Global Health Matters newsletter.

Learn more about DCEG research on benzene-exposed workers in China