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Repair or maintain gasoline or jet fuel tanks

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Workers who clean jet fuel tanks or marine barges and tankers may be exposed to benzene. Chronic benzene exposure can cause aplastic anemia. "Several case reports describe hematologic effects in persons with known long-term exposure to gasoline vapor. In these case reports, the blood dyscrasias described (i.e., anemia, hypochromia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia) were thought to be due to the benzene in gasoline mixture." [ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Gasoline Toxicity. September, 1993. p. 10-11]

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Cleaning or Disinfecting

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