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Ionizing radiation is a high-energy radiation, and a cause for concerns for radiation exposure in numerous occupational settings. Ionizing radiation contains enough energy to cause brain cancer and other serious health issues with acute or chronic exposure.

Glioblastoma patients develop brain tumors after exposure to certain substances or high doses of ionizing radiation directed at the body.

Those in the Nuclear and Aerospace industries, as well as those working or living in Fernald, Ohio face an increased risk of developing certain cancers.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney and Ohio workplace attorney who has represented individuals nationwide in personal injury claims. If you have been exposed to Ionizing Radiation, and have questions about your legal rights, please contact The Lyon Firm.

Who is at Risk of Developing Glioblastomas?

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumor in American adults. The cancer is particularly fatal, with a median patient survival of 12 to 15 months. In the United States each year, around 23,000 new diagnoses and 16,000 deaths are reported from brain and other central nervous system cancers.

The risk of developing brain cancer increases with age, and studies show risk increases in certain groups exposed to ionizing radiation. Radiation exposure can occur from ingesting, inhaling, injecting, or absorbing radioactive materials.

Both external and internal sources may compromise the whole body or a portion of the body. Ionizing radiation may affect a person by chronic or acute exposure by means of Radon, medical X-rays, nuclear medicine, and exposure to toxic consumer products.

Potential Causes of Glioblastoma Development

Understanding Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is a fast-growing, aggressive type of central nervous system tumor that forms on the supportive tissue of the brain. Glioblastomas may appear in any lobe of the brain, but it develops more commonly in the frontal and temporal lobes. Glioblastoma usually affects adults.

Symptoms of glioblastoma vary depending on the location and size of the tumor, but they may include the following:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Difficulty in ability to think and learn
  • Memory loss
  • Onset of seizures
  • Muscle weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Urinary incontinence

Occupational Radiation Exposure & Brain Cancer

Ionizing radiation sources can be found in a range of work settings. Radiation sources pose a considerable health risk to affected workers if not properly controlled and workers are not protected. Occupational health hazards associated with ionizing radiation may be present in the following workplaces:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Semiconductor factories
  • Nuclear weapon production facilities
  • Nuclear reactor facilities (Uranium mills and Fuel preparation plants)
  • Hazardous waste operations
  • Construction sites
  • Military research facilities
  • Pharmaceutical production facilities
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Watch our Video About the Benzene

Benzene is a highly-volatile chemical used in gasoline and as a solvent in many chemical and pharmaceutical products. In 2010, the World Health Organization said exposure to Benzene was a “major public health concern.”

It is a concern because Benzene as a toxin that may cause blood cancer such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute non lymphatic leukemia. The IARC classifies it as a group 1 carcinogen. Benzene is considered as toxic as substances such as asbestos.

The American Public Health Association reports that three million workers in United States at auto mechanic and repair shops, gas stations, shipping loading docks, paint manufacturing plants, printers, gas truck drivers, and rubber manufacturing facilities are at risk.

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(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.

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