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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) linked to Benzene exposure

- By: Mark Wolfe Date : Jul 22, 2016

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) linked to Benzene exposure. The American Cancer Society is reporting that work place exposure to the chemical substance BENZENE can cause Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). In a January 2016 report, the American Cancer Society chronicled several lab and clinical studies which strongly correlate exposure to Benzene to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The report also suggests exposure to the chemical may be linked to several other blood cancers but the research is not conclusive at this point. Here’s more from the American Cancer Society web site: “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 United States. It is used mainly as a starting material in making other chemicals, including plastics, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. In the past it was also commonly used as an industrial solvent (a substance that can dissolve or extract other substances) and as a gasoline additive, but these uses have been greatly reduced in recent decades. Benzene is also a natural part of crude oil and gasoline (and therefore motor vehicle exhaust.)” Common Work Place Exposure to Benzene. Workers in industries that make or use benzene may be exposed to this chemical. These include the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, and gasoline-related industries. Benzene is also used to make some types of lubricants, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. Other people who may be exposed to benzene at work include steel workers, printers, lab technicians, gas station employees, and firefighters. Federal regulations limit exposure to benzene in the workplace. Read more about the American Cancer Society’s report. If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with AML in the past five years we would like to review your situation to see if a causal link between Benzene exposure and AML can be established. Please contact attorney Knox Boteler at 866 975-7766 or by email at knox@bfw-lawyers.com. Please put Benzene Exposure Claim in the subject line of your email.   REQUIRED DISCLAIMERS: Alabama Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2: No representation is made that the quality of legal service to be performed is greater than the services provided by other lawyers. The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements. Free background information is available upon request to a Mississippi attorney. The listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi attorney does not indicate any certification of expertise therein. See Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a), Rule 7.6(a) (1997). General Disclaimer: This information is posted for general information purposes to help those interested parties or persons with potential civil claims better understand their rights and potential causes of action. If readers are currently represented by an attorney on the subject matter of this post then they are encouraged to continue with said representation. No attorney-client relationship is established by this post.











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