EPA Early Warning Available to Employers
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Benzene Warning was Available to Years Ago.
Employers have little or no excuse for not protecting their employees from exposure to Benzene. The harmful effects of Benzene exposure have been known for many years. Yet many employers did not give their employees adequate protection from Benzene fumes. If you or a loved one has been injured from Benzene exposure, contact the law offices of Carabin & Shaw today. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.
EPA Summary of Benzene taken from the EPA's website (emphasis added)
"Hazard Summary-Created in April 1992; Revised in January 2000 Benzene is found in the air from emissions from burning coal and oil, gasoline service stations, and motor vehicle exhaust. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure of humans to benzene may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, as well as eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation, and, at high levels, unconsciousness. Chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure has caused various disorders in the blood, including reduced numbers of red blood cells and aplastic anemia, in occupational settings. Reproductive effects have been reported for women exposed by inhalation to high levels, and adverse effects on the developing fetus have been observed in animal tests. Increased incidence of leukemia (cancer of the tissues that form white blood cells) have been observed in humans occupationally exposed to benzene. EPA has classified benzene as a Group A, human carcinogen."
This information has been available to employers. There is no excuse. If you have suffered ill health or the death of a family member because of Benzene related leukemia, or other Benzene related illnesses, contact Carabin & Shaw right now.
For more information about Benzene exposure see our other web pages:
- Benzene Exposure Overview
- Workplace Hazard
- EPA Early Warning Available To Employers
- Leukemia Defined
- Types of Leukemia
- Benzene Wrongful Death
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