Description – Acrolein is a clear or yellow liquid with an offensive odor. Acrolein is used as a pesticide to control weeds, bacteria, and mollusks and is also used in the production of other chemicals. Exposure to Acrolein mainly occurs through the breathing of air from automobile exhausts, tobacco smoke or workplaces that contain Acrolein.
Risks – Short term exposure to Acrlein can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs and can burn skin and eyes. Side effects from short-term exposure can include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and can possibly lead to unconsciousness. Long-term exposure to Acrolein may lead to permanent lung damage and possibly cancer.
If you or a loved one has become ill because of Acrolein exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to Acrolein and get proper compensation for your injuries.