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Benzene & Other Industries

Article discussing various industries in which workers may be exposed to the effects of cancer-causing benzene.

There are millions of barrels of benzene used by industries in the United States annually and hundreds of millions of products containing benzene are manufactured across the nation each year.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by benzene exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

There are numerous industries in the United States that utilize benzene in some form in the course their daily business. Some of these industries use large amounts of benzene or benzene-containing products on a frequent basis, while some other industries may use small amounts every once in a while for minor reasons. Some industries produce large amount of benzene or benzene fumes as a result of their manufacturing processes and some only use benzene-containing agents to clean and maintain their equipment.

Many of the industries where workers are at risk for long term benzene exposure and the related complications are well known, such as chemical manufacturing plants and petroleum refineries. But other industries where the workers may be at risk are not so obvious. One such industry is the shoe manufacturing industry. In the shoe manufacturing process, products containing benzene are used to secure the soles of the shoes to the upper portion of the shoes. This is typically accomplished using an adhesive or cementing agent that contains a high concentration of benzene. As the worker continually secures the parts of the shoes together, they are breathing in the benzene fumes released by the cementing agent.

Another industry where long term benzene exposure may occur is the railroad industry. This can occur for several reasons. One reason is that the individuals that work in the railroad industry are constantly being exposed to the exhaust released by the engines of the trains. This engine exhaust contains benzene, just like car exhaust does, because of the burning of the petroleum fuel that occurs within the engine. Another way that the workers in the railroad industry may be exposed to high concentrations of benzene is from the chemicals that are transported by the train. Many companies that need to transport chemicals, petroleum, or other benzene-containing products to various locations around the country use trains for the transport because of the lower cost and lower risk of casualties if anything adverse should happen.

There are numerous small businesses across the nation that regularly use products containing benzene for various needs in the course of business. Many of these businesses use solvents containing benzene to clean their equipment. Other businesses use inks, paints, stains, and sealers that can release benzene fumes into the workplace. Benzene exposure is common and products containing the chemical can be found in numerous places.

Do I have a Benzene Lawsuit?

The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Benzene lawsuits. We are handling individual and group litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Benzene cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to Benzene and developed a form of leukemia or other blood related disease, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

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