The chemical Benzene is a clear, colorless and flammable liquid with a sweet smell to it. It is used in the following:
- Motor fuels
Benzene is even used in the manufacturing of detergents, pharmaceuticals and explosives.
Injuries Caused by Benzene
Benzene is a carcinogen that has been linked to causing certain types of cancer, specifically acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as well as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Aplastic Anemia (AA).
These serious health threats are mostly linked to employees in industrial settings and those that manufacture the chemical or use it in their daily routine. There are less serious side effects of Benzene.
Breathing in the chemical can cause dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. Ingestion of Benzene can lead to vomiting and convulsions.
Contact a Benzene Attorney
The seriousness of the consequences of being in contact with such a chemical has brought about lawsuits against the makers of the chemical as well as suppliers, and industrial refineries. Victims of Benzene-related illnesses and cancers may have a right to be compensated for their injuries. It is important to act fast and contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve your legal right to take legal action against the parties responsible for the injuries.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Benzene and what is it used for?
- Are there health hazards to benzene exposure, i.e. can Benzene cause cancer?
- How can I be exposed to Benzene? Who is most likely to be at risk?
- Is Benzene regulated by the U.S. Government?
- Do I have legal rights if I have been occupationally exposed to Benzene?