South Texas Benzene Exposure Attorney
Benzene ExposureBenzene exposure has a severely negative effect upon the health of millions of people across the globe everyday. Benzene is a highly carcinogenic (cancer causing) compound that has been scientifically proven to cause lymphoma, leukemia, blood cancer, bone marrow cancer and a host of other fatal and debilitating conditions. Despite the obvious incredible health risks associated with this compound, benzene also happens to be among the top ten most used industrial compounds today. For more information go here @ https://fordandlaurel.com/personal-injury-laredo
What Exactly is Benzene and What is Benzene Used For?
The actual compound commonly referred to as Benzene is a derivative of the process of natural products being burnt and then that byproduct is introduced into the manufacture of many common household and industrial/commercial products.
Ironically, in the early 20th Century Benzene was widely used as an after-shave lotion because of its pleasant smell and skin moisturizing abilities. It is found in Gasoline as well as many other sources of fuel. Benzene is commonly used in resins, wax, oils, fats, ink, paint, cleaning solvent, photographic development supplies and a host of other products that we take for granted as being completely safe and are exposed on a daily basis.
Is Benzene Exposure Bad For People’s Health?
Benzene is extremely carcinogenic and can cause a variety of very severe cancers. The majority involves cancers of the blood- most notably Leukemia and Lymphoma. Research has indicated that different people respond differently to different amounts of Benzene and durations of exposure. For example, some otherwise healthy people have quickly died from leukemia from a relatively short exposure to high doses of Benzene. In addition, short duration exposures have shown to have an incredibly detrimental effect on actual blood production and bone marrow.
Benzene is marketed under a host of different names. Some of these names include: Phene, Benzol, Polystream, Pyrobezol, Coal naphtha and Benzal 90, among many others.
How Are Most People Exposed to Benzene?
The most common, and the deadliest way that Benzene is absorbed into an individual’s body is simply byBenzene exposure breathing it. Every inhale of oxygen that contains any benzene or mist with some Benzene is immediately turned into the bloodstream and is given free range to spread cancer throughout the body.
However, breathing Benzene is not the only way to get it into your body. Due to its high degree of bioavailability, Benzene is also readily absorbed simply through any exposed skin, which then allows it to pour right into the bloodstream.
How Many People Are Exposed to Benzene and Become Sick?
Unbelievably, more than 32 MILLION people are exposed to chemical products that are loaded with Benzene, in more than 3 million different workplaces in America. The overwhelming majority of workers exposed to the extremely toxic chemical have no idea that they are breathing in pure carcinogens. OSHA estimates that Benzene is still manufactured in large does in approximately 650,000 different chemical products.
Even the general public is exposed through drinking water and airborne emissions from burning fuel (motor vehicle exhaust is loaded with Benzene). Therefore, everyone is exposed to this deadly chemical on a daily basis.
Benzene Exposure is Incredibly Dangerous to the Human Body
benzene exposureThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified Benzene as a Category A carcinogen since 1986. But despite this classification, products continue to be routinely manufactured with it as if it was a totally benign substance. It is now a medical and scientific conclusion that Benzene is a direct cause of the deadly blood and bone disease, Leukemia. In addition, The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) classifies benzene as an extreme human carcinogen. Therefore, Benzene exposure’s negative effects on humans is undisputed.
In addition to Leukemia, Benzene exposure (both short and long term) can cause Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic syndrome / Myelodyplasia (MDS), Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Hon-Hodgkin’s and Hopkins Lymphoma among other blood and marrow disease.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) stated as early as 1948 that, “It is generally considered the the only absolutely safe concentration for Benzene is zero.”
What Are Some Common Consumer Products that Cause Benzene Exposure?
The following is just a short list of some of the products that contain Benzene. Remember, OSHA estimates that Benzene is manufactured into at least 650,000 different products. Please visit this site: https://thesnowlawfirm.com/
Sunoco Household Oil
3-In-One Electric Motor Oil
3-In-One Household Oil
Gardner Blacktop Driveway Sealer
Gardner EZ STIR Filler Sealer
Parks Furniture Refinisher
Parks Adhesive Remover
Parks Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner
Parks Lacquer Thinner
Parks Brush Cleaner
Parks PRO liquid Paint Stripper
Parks liquid Strip
Parks Lacquer Thinner 6/13/97
Parks Adhesive Remover 9/4/98
Parks liquid Deglosser 9/4/98
Gumoutregane Premium Gas Treatment
Gumoutxtra 1 Tank Carb Cleaner
Gumouttune Up Spray
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (Aerosol)
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (liquid)
Gumoutdiesel Fuel System Cleaner
Gumoutcold Weather Diesel Treatment
Gumoutliquid Intake Cleaner
Classic Aerosol Wax
Champion Carb. Cleaner
Champion Flush Off Degreaser
Champion Brake Cleaner
Champion Cold Galvanize
Champion Galv Off
Champion N/F 4 Way Penetrating Oil
Champion Stainless Steel Cleaner
Champion X It Out Vandal Mark Remover
Champion Super Lubricant
Champion Spray Paint
Champion Flying Insect Killer
Champion Fire Ant Killer
Champion Multi Insect/lice Killer
Champion Indoor Insect Fogger
Champion Ant & Roach
Champion Metered Insecticide
Bonide Grass, Weed & Vegetation Killer
Staffel’s Screw work Compound-U.S.
Formula M 62 Insecticide
Dr. Rogers Screw Worm Smear Formula No. 62
Martin’s Formula No. 62 Screw Work Smear for Horses and Mules
Thoroseal Redi Mix Paint
VM & P Naptha
As we can see, Benzene is present in a huge amount of consumer products and is responsible for a tremendous amount of severe health problems and fatalities as a result of their use.
It is important to act immediately if you or a love one feels that they have been exposed to Benzene and has been diagnosed by a Health Care Professional to have any type of blood or bone marrow cancers including Leukemia or any of the above-referenced afflictions. Contact a South Texas Toxic Chemical Attorney who has experience handling Benzene exposure cases and has obtained millions of dollars for his clients as a result.
We can link to OSHA Official Report on Benzene at:
Official link to OSHA Benzene Report http://www.benzene-lawsuit.com/pdfs/ohsa.pdf
South Texas Benzene Exposure Attorney
It is important to contact a South Texas Personal Injury Attorney that is experienced in successfully handling Benzene cases. our Law Office has an extensive track-record of success with Benzene matters. Contact our firm for a free legal consultation if you feel that you have been exposed to Benzene and have suffered adverse health effects as a result. Please call us use our online contacts page. You pay us nothing until we win your Benzene exposure case for you.