Pennsylvania Benzene Exposure Lawyers
Have You Suffered Due to Exposure? Call (888) 498-3023 for Counsel.
Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), benzene is a Class A carcinogenic.
It is believed that benzene may be partially responsible for the recent
rise in leukemia cases. The people most at risk are those exposed to benzene
on a regular basis such as those who work with or around the chemical.
If you or a loved one has endured long-term exposure to benzene and have
developed leukemia or other serious health conditions as a result, do
not hesitate to reach out to Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP. We
represent injury victims and their families in
wrongful death cases relating to benzene exposure.
Call (888) 498-3023 to discuss your case with our Pennsylvania benzene
exposure attorneys. We offer free consultations and contingency fee representation.
Benzene Exposure & High Risk of Leukemia
How much benzene someone is exposed to in combination with the amount of
time they are exposed to the chemical determines the level of damage caused.
People working with benzene for manufacturing products are at particularly
high risk, since they are more likely to experience long-term exposure
to the chemical at high levels. Long-term is considered a period of 12
months or more in most cases.
Because of the risks involved in working with benzene, the EPA has set
up very strict rules and regulations that must be followed by employers
to protect everyone when working with benzene.
You should reach out to Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, LLP if you or
someone you love has been exposed to high levels of benzene in their workplace
and developed leukemia, or other medical complications.
Dangers of Long-Term Benzene Exposure
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), International Agency
for Research on Cancer (IARC), and the EPA have all agreed that benzene
is a known carcinogen and the latter two agree that it is specifically
carcinogenic to humans. When an individual is exposed to benzene through
the air they breathe, it may lead to leukemia. Acute myelogenous leukemia
(AML) is the most common condition caused by benzene exposure. The cancer
occurs in the blood-forming organs.
Common side effects from long-term exposure include:
- Rapid heart rate
Exposure can also lead to other serious health conditions, such as liver
damage, nerve damage, irregular menstrual periods, anemia, and more. If
you or a member of your family has been exposed to high levels of benzene
and experienced any of the side effects listed above, please contact your
doctor. Once you have received medical attention, you need to contact
a benzene exposure lawyer in Pennsylvania.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Handler, Henning & Rosenberg
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