Representing Benzene-exposed Workers Who are Diagnosed With AML Leukemia or MDS Years Later
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Benzene-exposed workers may develop benzene-related diseases include acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Workers and their families need to know that the diagnosis of AML or MDL will probably be made many years after the last exposure to benzene. This is due to the “latency period”, or lag time, between the work with or around benzene on the job and the development of AML or MDS.
Benzene is among the top 20 chemicals for production volume and can be found in many different industries. Exposure to benzene is more likely for particular types of workers within certain industries. Benzene can be a colorless liquid with a sweet odor, or a colorless gas. It occurs naturally but is also synthetically produced.
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We are here to help the benzene-exposed workers who have been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)., as well as their families. We have successfully handled personal injury and wrongful death cases for workers and their families throughout the country.
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Most Recent Article on This Topic
As previously mentioned in our June 2021 article, “Are Benzene Contaminated Sunscreens Safe to Use?“, and August 2021 article, “Johnson & Johnson Recalls Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreen Over Benzene Contamination Concerns“, popular sunscreen manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products.
Since these articles were published, Bayer AG voluntarily pulled athlete’s foot and jock itch Lotrimin and Tinactin aerosols from shelves after tests from samples showed benzene contamination. The testing for these aerosol products is being conducted be Valisure, a Connecticut based testing lab who has tested 108 batches of aerosols from 30 brands, ranging from antiperspirants to other body sprays. The test results showed 59 batches of antiperspirants contained levels of benzene at nearly triple the levels contained by the contaminated sunscreens.
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What Aerosol Antiperspirants Are Affected?
According to November 2021 article, “Leukemia-Causing Benzene Found in Underarm Sprays“, antiperspirants affected by these findings include products from popular brands, such as Old Spice and Secret:
Antiperspirant sprays from Procter & Gamble Co. brands Old Spice and Secret contained the highest levels of benzene. An antiperspirant spray from Walmart Inc.’s Equate brand and one from Unilever PLC’s Suave were also high on the list. Most of the sprays that Valisure found to contain benzene were meant only for underarms, though the lab did find some benzene in a Victoria’s Secret & Co. spray deodorant meant to be used all over the body and a Summer’s Eve spray from Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. meant for the vaginal area.
Valisure found that products containing butane were at a higher risk of having elevated benzene levels. On the other hand, products using alcohol as the propellant instead were least likely to be contaminated with benzene. Valisure reported benzene levels up to almost 18 parts per million in the antiperspirants. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has no clear benzene threshold for products, its current guidance for the threshold for drug contamination is 2 parts per million.
Our earlier articles about benzene exposure causing cancers and diseases:
- Benzene Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma According to New Review of Past Studies
- Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Recall Over Benzene Contamination Concerns
- Are Benzene Contaminated Sunscreens Safe to Use?
- Testing Shows High Levels of Benzene Found In Hand Sanitizers
- Benzene Recently Confirmed to Cause Cancers in Humans