What is Benzene?

In nature benzene is a by product of volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is also a by product of petroleum and is used widely today in numerous products. The main use of benzene was as an industrial solvent but it is widely used in the production of plastics, adhesives, resins, and some fabrics. Today benzene has been recognized as a toxic substance and is known as a carcinogen. Look here for more information: