Household Chemical Injury & Toxic Cleaning Products Lawsuits
Product Liability Lawyer and Toxic Exposure Attorney reviewing toxic home cleaning products and household chemical injury for plaintiffs nationwide
Potentially dangerous chemicals are used every day in the homes of millions of Americans. When these dangerous products are improperly stored or used, serious health problems can result for you and particularly for young children.
Household cleaning products, solvents and pesticides can be safe when used as directed, but continual use or acute inhalation injury can result in severe respiratory injury and possibly death. Following injuries and wrongful deaths, product liability attorneys investigate whether those manufacturing and distributing the products have properly warned consumers of the dangers.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Toxic Exposure Attorney and Product Liability Lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of household chemical injury claims.
Hazardous Household Chemical Injury
Workplace Ventilation Risks is the key to preventing inhalation injury and household chemical injury. It is crucial to follow the safety instructions provided when using or storing any of the following household chemicals:
- Antifreeze—ethylene glycol and xylene inhalation can causes dizziness, and ingesting antifreeze can cause severe damage to the heart, kidneys and brain.
- Latex paint—some latex paint emits formaldehyde when drying, and lead to serious irritation of your eyes, nose and throat.
- Car Batteries—most wet-cell batteries contain sulfuric acid and lead. Batteries that contain sulfuric acid should be labeled. Sulfuric acid fumes are strongly irritating and contact can cause burning or blindness. Lead is poisonous in all forms.
- Safety Kleen & Liquid Wrench are both Benzene-based products linked to cancer.
- Windshield washer fluid can contain methanol, ethylene glycol, and isopropanol. These chemicals may cause damage to the nervous system, liver, kidneys, heart and brain.
- Laundry detergents & Laundry Pods—Ingestion can result in nausea, vomiting, shock, convulsions and coma.
- All-purpose cleaners contain detergents, grease-cutting agents, solvents and disinfectants, including ammonia, ethylene glycol and others. Never mix two cleaners together, especially products containing ammonia and chlorine.
- Chlorine Bleach—liquid and vapors may irritate the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Ingestion can cause severe chemical injury.
- Flea and tick treatment solutions—Pet flea and tick products contain toxic pesticides.
- Insecticides—diazinon, propoxur and chlorpyrifos may cause headache, dizziness, twitching and nausea.
- Dishwashing detergent—phosphate can produce skin irritation or chemical burns and may be poisonous if swallowed.
- Oven cleaners—sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide can cause serious burns to skin and eyes.
- Window and glass cleaner—ammonia and isopropanol
- Bait traps for insects and rodent bait—Insect baits include abarmectin, propoxur, trichlorfon, sulfluramid, chlorpyrifos, and boric acid. Baits for rodent control may contain warfarin.
- Toilet bowl cleaners—sodium hypochlorite or hydrochloric acid, and bleach can burn the skin or throat.
- Mold and mildew removers—chlorine and alkyl ammonium chlorides are fungicide chemicals found in mold and mildew removers. Wear mask and gloves when using these products.
- Drain cleaners—Lye can cause burns to skin and eyes, and sulfuric acid can damage the kidneys, liver, and digestive tract.
- Rug, carpet, and upholstery cleaners may contain perchloroethylene (PCE), naphthalene and ammonium hydroxide. The fumes may cause cancer and liver damage.
- Air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, p-dichlorobenzene and aerosol propellants, which are linked to cancer and brain damage.
- Swimming pool chloride tablets
- Weed killers like glyphosate are associated with cancer and severe household chemical injury.
The Lyon Firm specializes in toxic tort litigation and product liability lawsuits filed on behalf of injured plaintiffs. When consumers are injured as a result of unsafe products, companies can be held liable for the injuries and illnesses that result.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an inhalation injury, Toxic Exposure or chemical burn at home or the workplace, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding your household chemical injury.