Benzene in Water

Benzene in Water

Benzene is a carcinogen associated with leukemia. Skin exposed to benzene may become red or irritated. Bathing and showering with benzene is not recommended. 

Health Effects of Benzene: Benzene is a carcinogen associated with leukemia. Skin exposed to benzene may become red or irritated. Bathing and showering with benzene is not recommended. Since benzene easily releases from water into the air, bathing and showering with benzene-contaminated water may increase exposure through breathing

How to Remove Benzene:  The Best Available Technology (BAT) for removal of benzene in water is activated carbon filtration. A WECO CCMG whole house filter with granular activated carbon will supply every sink and shower with benzene-free water. Unlike when used for chlorine adsorption from city water, when treating for benzene, activated carbon media in the CCMG backwash filter must be replaced when exhausted. Benzene treatment requires longer contact times with carbon ( >10 min). Chat with one of our WQA certified water specialists for more information.