Description: Carbon Tetrachloride is a colorless liquid with a strong, ether-like odor. It is used as a pesticide, a cleaning agent, and in the manufacture of aerosol, fire extinguishers and refrigeration fluid. Exposure to carbon tetrachloride may occur through breathing contaminated air near manufacturing plants or waste sites. Exposure may also occur by ingestion or skin contact with contaminated water.
Risks: Short-term exposure to carbon tetrachloride can result in headache, dizziness, irregular heartbeats and lightheadedness. Physical contact may result in burning and irritation of the skin and eyes. Long-term exposure can result in damage to the liver, kidneys and nervous system.
If you believe you have become ill because of Carbon Tetrachloride 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 carbon tetrachloride and get proper compensation for your injuries.