Description – Pyridine is a clear or yellow liquid with a strong unpleasant odor.  Pyridine is used as a solvent to dissolve other chemicals and is also used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, dyes, paints, pesticides and rubber products.  Exposure to Pyridine can occur when workers breathe air or come into contact with pyridine in workplaces that manufacture products made with pyridine.  People may also be exposed to pyridine by breathing the vapors from hot coffee or cigarette smoke.   

Risks – Short term exposure to pyridine can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs and can burn skin and eyes.  Side effects from short-term exposure can include coughing, wheezing, headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea and abdominal pain.  Long-term exposure to Pyridine may lead to skin allergies, liver and kidney damage, and may do harm to unborn fetuses.

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