On ISS again looking for the source of toxic benzene

Astronauts on the ISS have returned to search for the source of toxic benzene, reports NASA. For this purpose cargo ship “Progress” delivered to the station analysers and the test plate.

measurements of the benzene content of the Russian and American modules.

Recall the first time the elevated concentration of benzene was detected in the air of the ISS in April. “Roskosmos” reported that it does not exceed the maximum allowable rate and not dangerous for the crew. To reduce the concentration of benzene in the air at the station has installed carbon filters.

the source of benzene is still not found. In June, American analyzer air broke down during measurements in the Russian segment of the ISS, and the search was temporarily suspended.

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