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Benzene Detected in Some Well-Known Brands of Sunscreen

In May of 2021 the product testing company Valisure discovered toxic levels of benzene in certain brands of sunscreen. Benzene is a...

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New Study Links Benzene Exposures to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the United States More than 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) this year. A common - but sometimes overlooked - cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is exposure to chemicals like benzene, or glyphosate, a chemical in Round-Up. NHL is one of the more common blood cancers.  There are numerous subtypes of NHL, including diffuse large...

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Mineral Spirits, Where Benzene Hides in Plain Sight

Trade Secrets Hurt Consumers Under the current guidelines, products that contain more than .1% benzene must list benzene as a component on the label and the accompanying Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). To get around this requirement, many products - such as varnishes, paint thinners, carburetor cleaners, and brake cleaners - will only include “mineral spirits” or “naphtha” on its...

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Burn Pits, Benzene and Leukemia

Our all-volunteer armed forces understand the clear and present dangers involved in serving their country. However, since Operation Desert Storm, more than...

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Benzene Exposures and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

How Did I Get This Rare Blood and Bone Marrow Cancer? Almost 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) annually. This aggressive leukemia often comes as a surprise following a blood test. After the AML diagnosis, treating doctors rightly concentrate on starting care, typically chemotherapy.  With some exceptions, most doctors don’t really try to determine what may have...

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Protections for the Public, But Not for Tanker Truck Drivers

Tanker Truck Safety Systems Being a gasoline tanker truck driver is dangerous for obvious reasons.  Gasoline is flammable and explosive. The tankers...

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Do You Need a Multiple Myeloma Lawyer?

Multiple Myeloma, a “Rare” Cancer That Sickens Thousands More than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with multiple myeloma annually. As patients focus on...

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Factors Affecting Your Benzene Leukemia Settlement

If you’ve been diagnosed with leukemia following benzene exposures, it might seem straightforward that you would be entitled to a benzene settlement....

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Benzene Lawsuits, Mechanics, and Safety-Kleen

Why do individuals diagnosed with leukemia file benzene lawsuits against Safety-Kleen? In 1954, the founder of Safety-Kleen invented a parts washer and began to sell it to mechanics. As a result of their work with Safety-Kleen, those mechanics were unknowingly exposed to benzene.  Benzene is a known cause of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), among other forms...

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