Photo: NASA On the ISS work as the Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and John Wagner, and an American Christopher Cassidy

The concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the station does not exceed the maximum allowable rate, according to Roscosmos.

Aboard the International space station discovered elevated concentrations of benzene. The crew is not in danger, said on Wednesday, may 20, RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the press service of Roscosmos.

“The concentration of benzene in the atmosphere of the station does not exceed maximum permissible norm. The crew is not in danger. The observation of an increase in the concentration continues,” – said the representative of Roscosmos.

Benzene is a colorless liquid with a specific sweet smell. Included in gasoline and used for production of drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber and dyes. It is toxic and carcinogenic.

Now the station has Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and John Wagner, as well as American astronaut Christopher Cassidy. It is expected that on may 28 on the spacecraft Crew Dragon will fly NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken.

We will remind, in November of 2019 aboard the ISS broke down all the toilets, which made Russia. Crew members had to use “diapers”.

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