Benzene is Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
IMPORTANT: Benzene is a known carcinogen and has presented itself as a dangerous chemical upon exposure for over 120 years. It is a common industrial chemical used in gas, oil, rubber tree and coal manufacturing. According to the CDC, WHO and other health regulatory organizations, exposure to Benzene through inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion and skin and/or eye contact is known to cause cancer. All forms of exposures even in minor levels possess a risk. Some forms of Benzene related cancers don’t present with symptoms for years after exposure.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a signature disease that can be caused by exposure to certain substances like Benzene.
If you are diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma you should retain counsel right away to preserve your rights and to advance your case before it’s too late.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and you want to know if you can bring a Benzene lawsuit, contact us at 1 (877) 561-0000 to speak with our Benzene lawyers.
We handle cases nationwide and we’re only paid if we win the case. Presently there is no Benzene lawsuit settlement, but cases must be filed in a timely manner.
Benzene is Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) & Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Benzene was classified as a Group-1 carcinogen, which means it can cause specific types of cancer and other health problems such as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Workers exposed to benzene are at risk and may be eligible for compensation.
Our Benzene lawyers are ready to guide you on your benzene exposure case. Contact us at 1 (877) 561-0000.
The call is free and confidential, and our law firm is only paid if we win your case.
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a chemical that can be found in gasoline and other products such as glues, paints, cleaners, detergents and it is also one of the most commonly used chemical in a wide range of industrial applications throughout the United States.
Benzene has been linked to cancer and other serious health problems. Exposure of low to moderate levels of benzene can cause:
- Rapid heart rate
- Confusion and unconsciousness
- Even Death
Diseases caused by Benzene exposure through sunscreen
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) / Myelogenous leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Aplastic anemia
Note: Benzene exposure has also been linked to childhood leukemia, specifically AML, ALL, CLL, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Suncare Products with Benzene
Valisure, a pharmacy that tests medical products, detected high levels of benzene in sunscreen and sunburn products. Below is a list of products/ brands in which benzene was detected. FDA limit for benzene is 2 parts per million. (ppm)
|Brand||Type||Product Description||Benzene Avg ppm|
|Neutregena||Spray||Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+||6.26|
|Neutregena||Spray||Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100+||5.96|
|Sun Bum||Gel||Cool Down Gel||5.33 5.49*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray – SPF 100||5.20 5.59*|
|CVS Health||Spray||After-sunAloe Vera Soothing Spray||4.71 4.55*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+||4.65 5.27*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray – SPF 100||4.01 4.00*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Beach Defense Spray Body Sunscreen SPF 50||3.52 3.71*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray – SPF 100||3.08 2.64*|
|Fruit of the Earth||Gel||Aloe Vera Gel||2.78 2.94*|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70||0.87|
|CVS Health||Gel||After-sun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel||0.81 0.98*|
|SunBurnt||Gel||Advanced After-Sun Gel||0.75 0.87*|
|Goodsense||Lotion||Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30||0.71|
|Neutrogena||Spray||CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 70||0.66|
|Neutrogena||Spray||Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Spray||0.49|
|Banana Boat||Spray||Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen CSpray SPF 100||0.41 0.43*|
|Banana Boat||Spray||UltraMist Deep Tanning Dry Oil Continuous Clear Spray SPF 4||0.36|
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
Benzene is linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a blood cancer that is associated with workplace exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, such as benzene. Every year, approximately 70,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with this cancer, and many cases are caused by benzene exposure.
Workers in industries that make or use benzene are exposed to this chemical the most. Companies are required to protect workers from unsafe benzene exposure. However, workers are still working in unsafe conditions, where benzene is prevalent.
Some workers who were exposed to benzene and were later diagnosed with cancer like Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma have earned million-dollar settlements for their suffering. So call today to discuss whether there may be compensation for your benzene related injuries.
Speak with our benzene exposure Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma attorneys for a free consultation.
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) is a rare condition that is linked to Benzene exposure with myelodysplastic syndrome many of the stem cells die in the bone marrow instead of maturing into healthy blood cells. This can lead to anemia or bleeding.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is hard to detect early as it may be asymptomatic but may be found with routine lab work. Although it is initially asymptomatic its progression leads to
- Difficulty Breathing – Shortness of Breath
- Lethargy, Weakness or Feeling exhausted
- Pale Skin
- More Susceptible to bruising and bleeding
- Fevers and/or frequent infections
Exposure to Benzene or other toxic substances may lead to MDS as well as NHL. There are treatment options that include transfusions, pharmaceutical solutions, chemotherapy, and/or blood transfusions or bone marrow transplants including stem cell. Also, if you were exposed to Benzene, you may have a legal action to hold those accountable for exposing you to substances that trigger MDS, call our Myelodysplastic Syndrome lawyers at 1 (877) 561-0000 to find out if you have a case.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is another condition that is linked to Benzene exposure. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is also known as acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia.
Acute in medical terms sometimes suggests an isolated event, but with AML if it is not diagnosed and treated quickly may be fatal or create life-altering consequences.
Benzene-induced acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is considered by most medical professionals as a secondary form of AML. Despite environmental regulation to try and ensure that workers aren’t exposed to toxic substances like Benzene, it still permeates in some industries causing this life threatening condition.
If you are diagnosed with AML, you may have an AML lawsuit to hold those accountable for exposing you to substances that caused it , call our Acute Myeloid Leukemia lawyers at 1 (877) 561-0000 to find out if you have a case.
Benzene Exposure Attorneys Practicing Nationwide
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma as a result of benzene exposure and you want to know if you can file a Benzene exposure lawsuit, contact us at 1 (877) 561-0000 to speak with our Benzene lawyers. You should retain a counsel right away to preserve your rights and to advance your case before it’s too late.
Our benzene exposure attorneys are prepared to look at all angles on your potential lawsuit and take the right action for you.