Description - Furan is a clear liquid with a pleasant odor.  Furan is used in the production of agricultural and medical products.  Exposure to Furan mainly occurs at worksites that manufacture products containing furan through inhalation of furan vapors or through contact with the skin. 

Risks - Short term exposure to Furan can irritate the nose, skin, throat, and lungs and can burn skin and eyes.  Side effects from short-term exposure can include coughing, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and can possibly lead to unconsciousness.  Long-term exposure to Furan may lead to permanent lung damage and possibly cancer of the liver and white blood cells.  Furan also may lead to decreased fertility in both women and men.

If you believe you or a loved one has become ill because of Furan exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer immediately.  An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your toxic exposure, and get proper compensation for your injuries.