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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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Toluene, Benzene’s Toxic Cousin

Toluene is a crude oil distillate similar to benzene in many ways. It is often used as a solvent because it can...

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Gas Station Attendants/Mechanics and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Case Summary:  Oil Companies Prevail When Plaintiff’s Expert is Barred from Testifying The plaintiff’s husband was a former gas station attendant and mechanic who had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (“AML”) in June 2013.  The mechanic passed away five months after his leukemia diagnosis. The widow sued various oil companies, including Chevron, Shell, and Texaco. She claimed that her...

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