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Benzidine - Butadiene Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Butadiene in the Workplace

Butadiene is a colorless gas produced as a co-product in the manufacture of ethylene, 1,3-butadiene and is used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), polybutadiene rubber and thermoplastic resins.

Inhaled butadiene is highly carcinogenic with studies consistently finding excess mortality from lymphatic and haematopoietic cancers associated with occupational exposure to butadiene. In the mid 1940's increases in lymphosarcomas in production butadiene workers were first studies by experts.  Exposures to butadiene were probably much higher during the Second World War, with the great increase in synthetic rubber tire and hose production.

Uses of 1,3-Butadiene

Butadiene is used in the production of rubber, rubber hoses, tires and plastics. Butadiene is also used in copolymers including acrylics. Butadiene is also released into the air from motor vehicle exhaust, manufacturing and processing facilities, forest fires or other combustion, and cigarette smoke. Butadiene may be found in highly industrialized cities or near oil refineries, chemical manufacturing plants, and plastic, resin and rubber factories.

Butadiene Bladder Cancer

Animal studies using mice have reported developmental effects, such as skeletal abnormalities and decreased fetal weights, and reproductive effects, including an increased incidence of ovarian atrophy and testicular atrophy from inhalation exposure to 1,3-butadiene. A large epidemiological study of synthetic rubber industry workers demonstrated a consistent association between 1,3-butadiene exposure and occurrence of leukemia. Several epidemiological studies of workers in styrene-butadiene rubber factories have shown an increased incidence of respiratory, bladder cancer, stomach, and lymphato-hematopoietic cancers.

Benzidene and Bladder Cancer

Benzidine exposures resulting in bladder cancer are associated with production and use of PAHs (aluminum production, coal gasification, coal-tar pitches, benzopyrenes and hair dyes. Such benzidine hair dye exposures can increase the risks of bladder cancer to hairdressers hair stylists and barbers.

Benzidine is a chemical manufactured to be used to produce dyes. Exposure to bezidine has been associated with increased risk of urinary bladder cancer.  It is a crystalline solid that may be grayish-yellow, white, or reddish-gray.  Benzidine was used for many years to produce dyes for cloth, paper, and leather. It is no longer produced or used commerically in the U.S.

Occupational exposure to benzidine can increase the risk of developing urinary bladder cancer. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the EPA have determined that benzidine is a human carcinogen. The most common dyes made from benzidine, are Direct Blue 6 Dye, Direct Black 38 Dye, and Direct Brown 95 Dye.

Toxic Exposure & Accident Help

If you or a loved one have suffered an industrial or refinery accident, illness or been diagnosed with any of the following occupational diseases, then you need to consult with an attorney to discuss a potential toxic chemical exposure and personal injury lawsuit. Free Case Consultation from an Experienced Toxic Injury Trial Lawyer. No Fees or No Expenses Ever Charged to you unless you Recovery Compensation.

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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) or Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer or other cancers & diseases, then you need to consult with an attorney to discuss a potential exposure lawsuit. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with 30+ years of legal experience. Call 1-800-883-9858 or click the link below.

Products with Benzene Exposure:
Jet Fuel and Aviation Fuel
Solvents and Degreasers used by automotive mechanics
Bulk refined petroleum products on barges
Denture Adhesives (some)
Brake Cleaning Products
Engine and turbine workers
Paint Thinners and Solvents House painters
Solvents in Industrial plants
Barge Products Maritime workers
Newspaper Print Chemicals
Solvents and Drilling Fluids
Synthetic rubber

Other Benzene Containing Products:
WD 40 Solvent Spray
Liquid Wrench Degreaser
Rust-Ban 392
Sunoco Household Oil
3-In-One Electric Motor Oil
Creosote Lumber
Creosote Railroad Ties
3-In-One Household Oil
Gardner Blacktop Driveway Sealer
Gardner EZ STIR Filler Sealer
Parks Furniture Refinisher
Parks Adhesive Remover
Parks Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner
Parks Lacquer Thinner
Parks Brush Cleaner
Parks PRO liquid Paint Stripper
Parks liquid Strip
Parks Lacquer Thinner 6/13/97
Parks Adhesive Remover 9/4/98
Parks liquid Deglosser 9/4/98
Gumoutregane Premium Gas Treatment
Gumoutxtra 1 Tank Carb Cleaner
Gumouttune Up Spray
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (Aerosol)
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (liquid)
Gumoutdiesel Fuel System Cleaner
Gumoutcold Weather Diesel Treatment
Gumoutliquid Intake Cleaner
Champion Carb. Cleaner
Champion Flush Off Degreaser
Champion Brake Cleaner
Champion Cold Galvanize
Champion Galv Off
Champion CS+
Champion N/F 4 Way Penetrating Oil
Champion Stainless Steel Cleaner
Champion X It Out Vandal Mark Remover
Champion Super Lubricant
Champion Spray Paint
Champion Flying Insect Killer
Champion Fire Ant Killer
Champion Multi Insect/lice Killer
Champion Indoor Insect Fogger
Champion Ant & Roach
Champion Metered Insecticide
Bonide Grass, Weed & Vegetation Killer
Ortho Weed-B-Gone
Staffel's Screwwork Compound-U.S.
Martin's Formula No. 62 Screw Work Smear for Horses and Mules
Thoroseal Redi Mix Paint
VM & P Naptha



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    NOTE: If you have been exposed to any refined petroleum products or chemicals containing benzene, toluene, xylene, naphtha or any aromatic hydrocarbon at a chemical plant, refinery or used a benzene-containing product and later diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, AML Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Aplastic Anemia (AA), Multiple Myeloma (MM), or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), or CLL then you may have a right to file a benzene exposure lawsuit. Call for a Free Confidential Consultation. Do Not Delay. Some states have filing dealings or statutes of limitations that expire as short as one year from the date of diagnosis and/or other strict conditions. Talk to a benzene exposure lawyer and get the help you and your family deserve. 

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