Which environmental exposures increase the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Exposure to benzene is associated with aplastic anemia and pancytopenia. These patients often develop AML. Many of these patients have the erythroleukemia subtype of AML (AML-M6). Exposure to soot, creosote, inks, dyes, and tanning solutions and coal dust have also been associated with AML. [12]


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