Description – Carbon disulfide is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a strong, ether-like odor. It is used in the manufacture of cellophane, flotation devices, and rayon. Exposure to carbon disulfide may occur through breathing air, drinking water, or eating foods that contain it. People may also be exposed through skin contact with soil, water, or other substances that contain carbon disulfide.
Risks – Short-term exposure to carbon disulfide can result in headache, dizziness, fatigue and nausea. Physical contact may result in burning and irritation of the skin and eyes. Long-term exposure can result in decreased fertility for men and women, chest pain, damage to the nerves and possibly kidney and liver damage.
If you believe you have become ill because of Carbon Disulfide exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your toxic exposure and get proper compensation for your injuries.