Benzene Exposure

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People that are exposed to benzene or long periods are at a risk of developing several health related complications. Long term benzene exposure has been known to cause benzene cancer, leukemia or reduce red blood cell count, which may lead to anemia.

There are many side effects that may be caused as a result of benzene toxicity exposure. Below are some of the more common symptoms that are reported from an incident where someone has had benzene poisoning.

Effects of Breathing Benzene Fumes

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death

Effects of Consuming Benzene Contaminates

  • Vomiting
  • Irritation of the stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Convulsions
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Death

Benzene is either colorless or has a pale yellow color, a sweet smell and is extremely flammable. The persons that are at the highest risk of benzene exposure hazards are those that work in industries and manufacturing where high benzene levels are found. For instance, people who work around burning coal, motor vehicle exhaust, and industrial solvents may be exposed to benzene. According to the EPA, nearly half of the national exposure to benzene is due to tobacco smoke.

If you have been exposed to benzene as the result of the negligent act by an employer or company that failed to follow necessary public safety precautions, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Companies that require employees to work in environments where there is a potential for benzene exposure must follow specific guidelines to ensure the safety of their employees.

Have you or a loved one been exposed to benzene and need to speak to experienced benzene attorneys? Contact the experienced benzene attorneys at environmental lawyers today.

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