Benzene is a natural constituent of crude oil it is one of the most basic petrochemicals. A natural constituent of crude oil it is also present in my refined petroleum products such as gasoline. Widely used in the United States it is also used to make other chemicals that are then used to make plastics, resins, nylon and synthetic fibers. It can also be used to make some types of rubbers, lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides.
Health Effects of Benzene Exposure
Benzene is one of a small number of industrial chemicals that are recognized as a known human carcinogen. Benzene exposure can have both short and long-term health effects in human beings. People can be exposed to benzene by working at or living near facilities that produce benzene, like oil refineries, chemical factories or other facilities that utilize benzene in the production of other products. Increased levels of exposure to benzene can cause both short and long-term health effects in human beings. Some of the more serious long-term effects include:
Learn more, read our booklet Benzene Exposure and The Risk of Cancer
A Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
A lawsuit is often necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case since often the defendants in toxic chemical exposure cases are well-funded corporations. These cases are highly complex and require the support of qualified medical evidence to support claims for damages.
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Experienced Benzene Exposure Attorney
The Dysart Law Firm P.C. is committed to helping those who have been injured due to benzene exposure. We have fought some of the world’s largest corporations to obtain compensation for victims of corporate negligence and greed. If you or a loved one have been injured due to benzene exposure please reach out.