Benzene Exposure Injury: Benzene is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid that is highly flammable and is used in many industries. A benzene exposure injury may include many hematologic diseases, including:
And, a benzene exposure injury may also possibly cause some hematologic cancers, including:
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (and all its variants)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Myelofibrosis with Myeloid Metaplasia
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Hodgkin’s Disease
- Possibly also been linked to Kidney cancer.
The effects of long-term benzene exposure at high levels in the air may cause leukemia, a potentially fatal cancer of the blood-forming organs (blood disorder).
Additionally, benzene has been connected to a rare form of kidney cancer in two separate studies, one involving tank truck drivers, and the other involving seamen on tanker vessels (Search Case Watch℠ – (Seaman and Kidney Cancer), both carrying benzene laden chemicals.
Benzene may cause harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia (blood disorder). It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance for infection.
In any event, if you work or worked in any one of the above-referenced industries, believe you may have been exposed to high levels of benzene and have experienced any of the above-listed symptoms, please immediately consult your doctor about any health issues or questions you may have.
CASE WATCH℠ is a compilation of Benzene exposure cases nationwide and is provided for the seaman and others as a source of information. We hope that it is both helpful and informative.
If you believe you may have been exposed to benzene and developed and injury (e.g., leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and others, Kidney cancer)) because of the exposure to benzene, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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