The Dangers of Benzene

The chemical Benzene is heavily used in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Benzene is among the top 20 chemicals produced by volume in the country, and though it can be found naturally in volcanoes and forest fires, the chemical is also used to make solvents, hair dyes, plastics, pesticides and certain rubbers.

Unfortunately, benzene is hazardous to human health, and has been categorized as carcinogenic by the government. The chemical has caused multiple illnesses among workers who were exposed to benzene toxicity, and hundreds of those resulted in fatalities. The Government and Occupational Safety and Health associations make attempts to regulate benzene in the workplace, yet its use still continues.

Occupational benzene exposure is no laughing matter. Disorders and diseases caused by benzene exposure date back to the late 1800s, and include acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphatic leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and aplastic anemia, though other disorders are also caused by benzene exposure. Symptoms of benzene exposure may include but are not limited to dizziness, fatigue, irregular heart beat, headaches and tremors. Exposure to benzene may also cause death.

Our lawyers believe that companies who belittle the health needs of their workers should be held responsible for providing a hazardous working environment. Our qualified benzene lawyers will aggressively pursue just compensation from such companies, hopefully discouraging the continual usage of benzene in manufacturing.

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