The list of benzene exposure industries below is intended to help identify just some of the workers who likely had significant benzene exposures in the workplace or on the job site in the past. These types of benzene exposures are often described as occupational exposures.
It is important to know that people who had occupational benzene exposure years ago are at increased risk of developing one of the following benzene-related cancers or diseases:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Multiple Myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Aplastic Anemia
We point out that it can take many years from the time when people were exposed to benzene in the workplace or on the job site before they develop a benzene-related cancer or disease. This situation is due to the so-called “latency period“, which can range from as little as a few months to as much as 30 years.
Benzene Exposure Industries List
1. Benzene production
Such industries include petrochemicals and petroleum refining, as well as coke and coal chemical manufacturing.
2. Storage/transport of petroleum
The storage or transport of petroleum products that contain benzene can also be hazardous.
3. Manufacturing of the these benzene-containing products:
- Coke and coal chemical
- Nylon and synthetic fibers
Benzene Facts: Learn More
Our Benzene Facts page might be of interest after reviewing the above list of benzene exposure industries.
It consists of these four parts:
- Benzene Use Past and Present
- Benzene Science Fundamentals
- Benzene Medical Conditions
- Benzene Legal Cases
After reading the Benzene Facts page, one might realize there is a possible case that could be filed for either:
- The worker who has been diagnosed with a benzene-related cancer or disease.
- The surviving spouse and family of such a worker who died in the past several years.
If so, we encourage you to submit a Benzene Case Review – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible benzene case.
General Background Information
- Exposure to Benzene
- Benzene-Related Diseases
- Workers Exposed to Benzene
- Benzene Exposure in Industries
- Benzene Exposure Levels
- Benzene-Containing Products
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Benzene Cancer Resources
North Carolina Information
- How to File a North Carolina Benzene Workers Comp Claim
- The Filing Deadline for NC Benzene Workers Comp Claims