Long-term exposure to benzene can be extremely harmful to your health. If you think you’ve been exposed to benzene, whether in the workplace or at home, the Houston personal injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law can help. Fill out a FREE initial consultation form today or call (800) 444-5000. It will only take a few minutes, and we’ll keep all your personal information private.

Benzene is among the top 20 chemicals produced in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a highly flammable chemical that evaporates into the air quickly or slightly dissolves in water, and because it is both a natural resource and a man-made substance, the risk of exposure can be anywhere.

Benzene EXPOSURE IN THE WORKPLACE

The CDC estimates that people who work in industrial plants that make or use benzene are at the highest levels of exposure. Benzene is used to create some of the following:

  • detergent
  • dye
  • glue
  • lubricant
  • nylon and synthetic fibers
  • paint
  • pesticide
  • plastic
  • rubber
  • wax

It is also contained in:

  • crude oil
  • gasoline
  • tobacco

Benzene EXPOSURE AT HOME

Even though benzene levels can be higher indoors where it’s used for manufacturing purposes, the risk of benzene exposure still exists outside of the workplace. High levels of benzene can be hazardous around gas stations and waste sites, and if a leak occurs from underground storage tanks, benzene can contaminate nearby water sources.

If you come in contact with high levels of benzene and you’re worried about your health as a result, don’t wait to speak to a Houston personal injury lawyer. We have more than 30 years of experience protecting victims’ rights. We’ve fought for others, and we’re here to do the same for you.