Workers who are exposed to petroleum solvents in the workplace are at risk of suffering benzene-related health conditions. While benzene, a known carcinogen, is strictly regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it is still present in petroleum solvents and in many industry processes. Benzene threatens the health of thousands of employees each year. Benzene exposure in the workplace can occur in two ways: inhalation of benzene vapors from evaporating solvents and absorbing benzene-containing solvents through the skin.
Benzene exposure can have deadly consequences. Certain forms of leukemia, including acute myelogenous leukemia, have been associated with benzene exposure. Benzene can also cause a number of non-cancerous, but serious, adverse health effects. If you or a loved one has been exposed to benzene in the workplace, please contact us to confer with a benzene attorney. You may be eligible to seek financial compensation for your losses and suffering.
The following workers may be exposed to benzene occupational risks:
Benzene exposure can be adversely detrimental to your health and even deadly. The chemical benzene is a clear, colorless and flammable liquid that is typically found in materials such as plastics, rubber, resins and synthetic fibers. While high levels of benzene exposure have been associated with leukemia, even minimal amounts can pose a serious risk.
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Benzene leukemia has been associated with long-term exposure to the hazardous chemical benzene. Benzene, which is a carcinogen, can be found in petroleum products, rubbers, plastics, synthetic fabrics, and resins. It is a clear, colorless and flammable liquid. This dangerous chemical has been strictly regulated by the federal government's Environmental Protection Agency, but it is still a risk for many people in industrial professions.
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