Products with Benzene

Benzene Containing Products

Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon. Benzene warnings in the work place have been in place for over 40 years, however many workers are still exposed to to benzene when working with refined petroleum products and chemicals including crude oil, toluene, jet fuel, naphtha, xylene, aviation fuel, gasoline or other aromatic hydrocarbons. Most workers come into contact with benzene by breathing it into their lungs or absorbing it through their skin when working with solvents. In the U.S. millions of workers are exposed to significant amounts of benzene every year. Even small amounts of exposure to benzene can cause acute myelogenous leukemia cancer.

Products Benzene Exposure Lawsuit

Products with High-Risk Benzene Exposure

  • Barge Products Maritime workers
  • Newspaper Print Chemicals
  • Solvents and Drilling Fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Naphtha
  • Toluene
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Adhesives
  • 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
  • Gasoline
  • Paint Thinners and Solvents House painters
  • Solvents in Industrial plants

Commerical Products with Benzene:

  • 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
  • Naptha
  • VM & P Naptha
  • Varsol

Benzene Exposure Side Effects

Breathing very high levels of benzene vapors can result in death. High levels of benzene exposure can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion, and unconsciousness.  The major effect of benzene from long-term exposure (vapor or dermal) is on the blood. Benzene causes harmful effects on the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and can affect the immune system, increasing the chance of infection.

Long-term exposure to high levels of benzene in the air or dermal exposure to one’s skin can cause leukemia, particularly acute myelogenous leukemia, often referred to as AML

Toxic Benzene Exposure Side Effects

There are acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) side effects to a person being exposed to the chemical benzene. Benzene has been linked to the following:

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
•Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
•Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
•Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)
•Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
•Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
•Aplastic Anemia (AA)
•Blood Diseases
•Hematologic Cancers
•Hodgkin’s Disease
•Interstitial Lung Diseases
•Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia.