Benzene is a clear liquid used to manufacturer varnishes, medical products, plastics and to produce other chemicals. Most commonly, people are exposed to Benzene by inhalation of gasoline fumes and auto emissions and in the home through common household cleaners, paints and varnishes. The most toxic exposure is due to industrial exposure through a job site or using the chemical.
Adverse Effects of Benzene
The effects of Benzene depend on the amount and duration of exposure. In industrial exposure cases, the effects of Benzene can be drastic; numerous types of cancer, congestive heart failure, liver and kidney damage are common among industrial exposure Benzene cases. In cases where exposure is small and brief, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and excessive bleeding are common. Exposure to a large amount of Benzene for as little as a minute can be fatal.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured by Benzene?
Most toxic Benzene exposure cases involve prolonged low level exposure. If you have experienced any of the symptoms related to Benzene exposure consult your physician immediately. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you preserve your legal rights, organize your case and recover for your injuries.