I have read benzene exposure could be a cause of CML. I have a color laser printer and always tought when I used it, he printing smelled funny, not healthy. I was woundering if anyone had color laser printers. If so what brand, and did you buy refilled cartridges. I purchased a number of them through online store.
Laser Color Printer toner??benzene exposure
Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:27 PM
I doubt that anybody would admit it, but benzene comes up all the time when looking for info on cml.
Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:45 PM
That is very low exposure. It would require much higher concentration levels to be a concern.
Posted 31 March 2015 - 06:22 PM
Personally, I think it is mainly a fluke of nature. Otherwise, there would be tell-tale evidence in one area or another. We just won a lottery that no one wants to win.
Dx: Sudden severe anemia detected 07/2011, followed by WBC spike. CML Dx 02/2012.
Rx: 03/2012-Gleevec400. Reduced 02/2013 to Gleevec300 due to side effects (low blood counts).
Response: PCR-Und within 7 mo. on G400. Maintained MMR4-MMR4.5 on G300. PCR-Und since 02/2016.
Posted 01 April 2015 - 04:29 PM
Manufacturers are required to disclose what's in their products in "Material Safety Data Sheets". You can possibly find it online. Here is what HP reports for its laser printer supplies. I saw for example iron oxide and a styrene polymer (which is probably what smells as the toner heats in laser printing).
I had AML for which benzene has been widely reported as one of its causes.
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