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?”, popular sunscreen manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s July 2021 Safety Notice, the company conducted internal testing, which detected low levels of benzene in five of the Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen product lines:
The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically:
- NEUTROGENA® Beach Defense® aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Invisible Daily™ defense aerosol sunscreen,
- NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer® aerosol sunscreen, and
- AVEENO® Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
To read more of this article, click below:
Sunscreen Recall: Johnson and Johnson’s Stance
Johnson and Johnson released a public statement on July 14, 2021, regarding the recent recall and assuring customers the situation is being handled:
Based on exposure modeling and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) framework, daily exposure to benzene in these aerosol sunscreen products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen products.
While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our sunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products. We are investigating the cause of this issue, which is limited to certain aerosol sunscreen products.
While sunscreen is essential to public health and protecting your skin against harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer, the presence of benzene in some of these products is concerning. Benzene is a known carcinogen, and in high levels with prolonged exposure the chemical is known to cause acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as well as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Oftentimes, due to the so-called “latency period”, the diagnosis of AML or MDS will likely be made many years after the exposure to benzene.
According to the FDA, the levels of Benzene detected in the aerosol sunscreen brands affected by this recall are not high enough to be expected to cause adverse health consequences.[Read article in full at original source]
Our earlier articles about benzene exposure causing cancers and diseases:
- 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