Which Cancers are Caused by Fuel Exposures?
The blood and bone marrow cancers most strongly associated with long term exposures to toxic fuels, include:
Why do Fuel Exposures Cause Leukemia?
Chronic fuel exposures can lead to the development of cancer because many common fuels contain benzene. Benzene is a naturally occurring component of crude oil. It is a Group 1 carcinogen that targets the blood and bone marrow systems. Examples of other Group 1 carcinogens include asbestos, plutonium, and tobacco.
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How do Benzene Cases Work?
In most cases, we will target the manufacturers of the benzene-containing fuels and the property owners where exposures occurred. In railroad and maritime cases, we will sue the employers whose negligence failed to protect you from these toxic exposures.
Which Fuel Contains the Most Benzene?
Of the fuels that Americans regularly encounter, unleaded gasoline has the most benzene. Unleaded gasoline is one of the most common benzene exposure routes for working Americans. However, some American workers may encounter specialized fuels, fuel derivatives, or feedstocks that contain more benzene than what is present in gasoline. Some of our refinery and maritime workers have described exposures to pure benzene.
How can Benzene Exposures Occur?
Dangerous levels of benzene can enter your body through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption through the skin. Inhaling fuel vapors is one of the most common benzene exposure routes. We have represented mechanics who used to clean parts with gasoline. Those workers suffered dangerous dermal exposures – where the benzene is absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream.
Have you Received a Diagnosis After Chronic Fuel Exposures?
If you or a loved one endured long term fuel exposures and have been diagnosed with a related disease, the attorneys at Hughes Law Offices may be able to help. These are complicated cases that require experienced attorneys. While you and your loved ones focus on recovery, let us do the work needed to prove your case. Contact Hughes Law Offices today at 1 (800) 236-9363 for a free attorney consultation.