Liquid Wrench Can Cause Chronic Lipocetic Leukemia

by | Jun 18, 2015 | Chemicals and Toxic Substances |

Have you used the product Liquid Wrench in your line of work? If so, you may have been exposed to dangerous levels of benzene, a highly volatile solvent that is used in many products for different reasons. Many individuals that have used Liquid Wrench solvent in their work as an auto mechanic, plumber, or within other blue-collar trades have developed serious diseases due to the benzene in the product.

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The chemical is found in several products, including gasoline, paint thinners, and other solvents. Low levels of exposure can cause dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, nausea, and more. Prolonged exposure can lead to serious diseases and death. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), those that work with products containing benzene, including Liquid Wrench, are at risk for exposure via inhalation, ingestion, and dermal absorption.

One of the diseases caused by benzene exposure is Chronic Lipocetic Leukemia (CLL). CLL is a form of cancer that begins in the white blood cells within bone marrow. Over time, leukemia cells spread to the blood and other parts of the body. The symptoms of this cancer can remain latent for years, meaning there could be a significant amount of time between benzene exposure and CLL diagnosis.

Internal documents were recently revealed to the public showing that different oil and chemical companies have known about the dangers of benzene exposure for over sixty years. If you have been diagnosed with chronic lipocetic leukemia and believe it is because of your use of Liquid Wrench, you might be entitled to compensation for medical bills and more.

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