Tradesmen and Cancer; the Benzene Effecthttps://www.horwitzlaw.com/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Clifford Horwitz Clifford Horwitz https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/889d7f53aa656ffde8899fceb98167be?s=96&d=wp_user_avatar&r=g
Benzene causes cancer; a fact supported by decades of in-depth, documented research.
Despite our understanding of it’s danger in the workplace, the following continues to be true:
- Benzene is the number one cause of Leukemia, responsible for an estimated 10,000 deaths by exposure annually.
- An estimated half-million workers are needlessly exposed to benzene annually, either through direct skin contact or toxic fumes.
- Benzene is among the most widely produced chemicals in the U.S. (based on volume), ranked 17th.