What is Benzene, and how does it enter the water supply? (Source: US EPA)
"Benzene, a volatile organic chemical, is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid. It is highly flammable. It is formed through natural processes, such as volcanoes and forest fires. It is also formed from industrial processes. Benzene is also a natural part of crude oil, gasoline and cigarette smoke. The major sources of benzene in drinking water are discharge from factories; and leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills."
Benzene can make it's way into the tap water through various industrial processes.
How can Benzene affect my health? (Source: US EPA)
"Some people who drink water containing benzene well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years could experience anemia or a decrease in blood platelets, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer."
Can Aquagear remove Benzene from my drinking water? (Source: Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner)
Yes, Aquagear water filters remove up to 99.78% of Benzene.