What are the Dangers of Benzene?
What are the Dangers of Benzene?

Though many chemicals have been restricted in use due to their link to cancer, benzene is one of the most used chemicals in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people are exposed to this chemical occupationally.

Benzene occurs naturally within petroleum. It is used to produce plastics, resins, synthetic fibers, lubricants, cigarettes, detergents and pesticides. It is a known carcinogen that is linked to various forms of leukemia.

Effects of Exposure Can Occur Years Later

The big problem with exposure to this chemical is that it may take years before the cancer manifests itself. Thus, many workers may be exposed to the chemical for years without knowing that it exists in the products they work with.

Which workers are most at risk? Most exposure is by inhalation by laboratory technicians, painters, smokers, and gasoline and petroleum workers. Noe: Benzene levels are higher in homes with attached garages!

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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