Reducing Your Risk of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
At this time there are no specific guidelines for reducing your risk of
If you are exposed to any chemical for prolonged periods of time, check with a Poison Control Center (in the phone book or at http://www.aapcc.org/ ) to determine the risks associated with this exposure. If your exposure is at work, there may be information or assistance available through your employer. The toxins suspected of causing MDS are petrochemicals, benzene, and rubber.
American Association of Poison Control Centers website. Available at: http://www.aapcc.org .
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