Chronic benzene exposure in the workplace has been associated with hematologic disorders (ie, thrombocytopenia, aplastic anemia, pancytopenia, and acute myelgenous leukemia. 8 service connection for disabilities resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation 2-c-2 9 service connection for disabilities resulting from exposure to asbestos 2-c-5 10 service connection for disabilities resulting from exposure to herbicides or based on service in the republic of vietnam (rvn) 2-c-10 11 payment under the nehmer stipulation. Dr harrison did not think it necessary to evaluate studies pertaining to gasoline exposure, the relevant product in this products liability case, judge vance said in her ruling.
Benzene poisoning occurs when someone swallows, breathes in, or touches benzene it is a member of a class of compounds known as hydrocarbons human exposure to hydrocarbons is a common problem. Exposure of both workers and the general population to benzene sources of exposure to benzene benzene is highly volatile, and most exposure is through inhalation. Do i have a case september 27, 2012 in personal injury , workplace injuries many people are only aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure in the workplace, but another chemical called benzene is also one of the more common chemicals that can cause workers to suffer illness. Exposure in the home - when people breathe or ingest harmful substances in their home, such as mold (to learn more about mold, see nolo's article toxic mold basics), and consumer products - when people use products (like pesticides) that cause unintended injuries.
Due to an exposure of 1mg/kg of benzene and 10mg/kg of toluene for 7 years from a young age of 3 years, the child has a dosage of 109876e-05 and 0000127854 of benzene and toluene through the skin respectively. What is benzene benzene is a colorless or light-yellow liquid chemical at room temperature it is used primarily as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as a starting material and an intermediate in the synthesis of numerous chemicals, and in gasoline. Benzene: an historical perspective on the american and european occupational setting 39 42 actions and inactions 421 exposure recommendations. These cases only involve the companies that made the products that had benzene in them and therefore caused the leukemia these are called product liability cases essentially because the product caused the problem and therefore the liability for the injury falls on the manufacturer. Exposure of the parent may cause effects in children what are first aid measures for benzene inhalation: take precautions to prevent a fire (eg remove sources of ignition.
A nested case-control study design was utilized in which the source cohort was defined as usaf active duty personnel with at least one year of active duty service in the 16-year period between 1 january 1988 and 31 december 2003. In some cases, the reaction to benzene exposure is immediate and serious, such as central nervous system toxicity and various types of leukemia because the effects of chronic benzene exposure can take years to manifest, many individuals are only now discovering the true extent of their illnesses. Performing the exposure assessment did so without knowledge of the case or control status of subjects overall exposures to benzene in the australian petroleum industry were low, and virtually all.
Six case-control studies provide analysis of the association between chronic myelogenous leukemia and benzene exposure adegoke  is a case-control study of occupational history and exposure for 486 adult leukemia cases from the shanghai cancer registry (june 1987-august 1989) and 502 healthy controls. Data from the us epa national air toxics assessment [assessment system for population exposure nationwide (aspen)], modelled at the census tract level, were used to estimate benzene exposure based on address at conception and address at delivery. However, our own analyses, using cases and controls from texas included in the national birth defects prevention study with complete residential information during pregnancy, suggest there was no significant change in benzene exposure assignment when using address at delivery versus address at conception (lupo et al 2010a. And winter when buildings are less-well ventilated, benzene levels are even higher the environmental protection agency (epa) classifies benzene as a group a carcinogen and has estimated that a lifetime exposure to 0004 ppm benzene in air will result in, at most, 1 additional case of leukemia in 10,000 people exposed. The georgia benzene exposure lawyers at doyle law are on your side if you or a loved one was exposed to benzene and has been diagnosed with aml, cml, cll, leukemia, non hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) or aplastic anemia, contact one of our georgia benzene attorneys immediately.
According to the shell benzene-litigation defense guide, the industry might have classified thompson's case as high risk: he not only suffered from aml, but, as the guide states, pure benzene is involved, and his exposure took place prior to osha involvement. Assigned equitable indemnity claims by raphael metzger, esq a defendant's equitable indemnity claim against its co-defendants can often be quite valuable to the plaintiff, who may obtain such a claim by assignment as part of a settlement. The onset of effects of prolonged benzene exposure may be delayed for many months or years after the actual exposure has ceased and identification or correlation with benzene exposure must be sought out in the occupational history.
Walsworth is a recognized leader in the defense of claims that involve allegations of exposure to benzene, silica and other chemicals since our founding, we have represented clients in hundreds of these scientifically intensive, medically advanced and uniquely complicated matters, including cases that involve allegations of exposure to chemicals ranging from diacetyl and other food flavorings. Benzene is a known carcinogen, which means it can cause specific types of cancer workers exposed to significant quantities of benzene are at risk for certain illnesses and may be eligible for compensation. Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor it evaporates quickly when exposed to air benzene is formed from natural processes, such as volcanoes and forest fires, but most exposure to benzene results from human activities benzene is among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the.