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However, information on the levels of benzene in the atmosphere is limited. Ambient monitoring data indicate that levels of benzene range from 1 to 100 ppb. 29, 1982). Additionally, benzene has been identified in drinking water and in subsurface water at concentrations up to 10 ppm. Benzene occurs in fruits, fish, vegetables, nuts, dairy products, beverages, and eggs. NCI estimated that an individual may ingest up to 250 µg/day (OSH, 1982). Therefore, water and food-borne benzene are a small contribution to the total daily intake in non-smoking adults (between about 3 and 24 µg/kg body weight per day) (IPCS, 1993).

It has a floral odor. It is slightly soluble in cold water and soluble in hot water, non-polar solvents, and lipids. When heated to decomposition, it emits toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides (NOx). USE 4-Aminobiphenyl presently has no commercial use in the United States, although it was formerly used as a rubber antioxidant and a dye intermediate (HSDB, 1997). The compound has also been used as a research chemical and as a reagent for detecting sulfates (Merck, 1983; Sittig, 1985). PRODUCTION 4-Aminobiphenyl is no longer produced commercially in the United States, as is the case in most countries of the world, because of its carcinogenic effects (HSDB, 1997).

Most of the decrease in U. S. alcohol consumption can be attributed to decreased consumption of spirits. S. alcohol consumption than beer or spirits, per capita consumption of wine was the same in 1993 as it was in 1977, while consumption of spirits fell by almost 35% over the same period. Per capita consumption of beer decreased from 1981 to 1985, fluctuated thereafter, and in 1993 was 1% below 1977 consumption levels (NIAAA, 1997). PRODUCTION All alcoholic beverages are produced by the fermentation of fruit or other vegetable matter.

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