What is benzene?

Benzene is a component of crude oil. It is a highly flammable organic hydrocarbon with a sweet smell. Benzene is highly toxic; breathing or ingesting dangerous amounts of benzene causes severe illness and eventually death. It can also cause cancer, most commonly leukemia.  Chronic exposure affects the bone marrow's ability to produce blood, resulting in anemia, and also depresses the immune system.

What is benzene used for?

Exposure to solvents in paints, inks and cleaning products are common in the shipping, automotive industries. Occupational exposure to benzene occurs frequently in the automotive, railroad, printing, painting and petroleum industries.

What is the most common diagnosis as a result of occupational exposure to benzene?

MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome has multiple causes, one of the most common being exposure to industrial toxins like benzene. 

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If you suspect that a recent diagnosis is the result of occupational benzene exposure contact us today. Our aggressive and experienced team of benzene lawyers will fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. 

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