Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney and Workplace Safety Lawyer investigates toxic Xylene exposure claims and occupational cancer risks for plaintiffs nationwide
Xylene is one of the most ubiquitous toxic chemicals produced in the U.S., and widely used in several industries including the auto, dental and medical arenas. Xylene is a solvent derived from crude petroleum, and it is also known as dimethyl benzene, methyl toluene, xylol and mixed xylenes. Workers and consumers should be cautious around xylene due toToxic Exposure Cases, and always avoid direct xylene exposure.
Studies have shown that chronic occupational exposure to xylene is associated with severe hematological effects, and can lead to thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, anemia, and may lead to forms of leukemia. The longer the exposure to xylene, the greater the cancer risk.
It is crucial to create a safe work environment, including a Workplace Ventilation Risks, install hood vents, respirator masks, eye goggles, gloves, employees working regularly with xylene should be given routine medical examinations.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer and Toxic Tort Attorney reviewing Xylene exposure, occupational cancer cases and representing plaintiffs nationwide in workplace injury claims.
Xylene Uses & Industry Health Risks
Some the primary uses of xylene are for lubricants in the automotive industry, in manufacturing, printing, rubber and leather processing, chemical production, and in some consumer products. Some products including xylene include the following:
- Motor oil
- Brake fluid
- Paint thinners
- Rubber Cement
- Fingernail polish
- Household and industrial cleaners
Xylene Exposure Cancer Risks
Long-term exposure and chronic inhalation of Xylene can directly lead to a number of serious respiratory diseases and blood cancers. Xylene exposure in most industries, when safety measures are cast aside by negligent management, is likely in the form of inhalation, though the chemical can also enter the bloodstream through skin absorption, and lead to the following types of cancer:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Lung Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Aplastic Anemia
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Hematologic cancer
- Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia
If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or developed cancer due to chronic occupational Xylene Exposure, 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 these critical questions.