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Toxic Benzene Lingered for Weeks After Shelter-in-Place Warnings Ended Following 2019 Houston-Area Chemical Fire

The Texas Tribune analyzed previously unreported air monitoring data and records from the 2019 ITC chemical disaster near Houston and found that high benzene levels lingered in the air for two weeks after public health measures were lifted. Experts say more shelter-in-place advisories should have been issued.