‘Benzene’ Category

Leukemia Patients in the Shadow of COVID-19

Nearly five months have passed since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Much has changed since then, leaving all of us unsure as to what comes next. The only sure thing is the level of danger this virus poses to every population, especially high-risk groups who are medically compromised. Those with certain pre-existing conditions like blood cancers, such...

Industrial Sites Continue Exposing Communities to Benzene

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Throughout the country, industrial giants are releasing high levels of benzene into the air. Benzene, a known carcinogen, is a byproduct of oil and gas production. Its release poses a threat to workers and communities surrounding industrial production sites. Many of these sites are built near marginalized and minority neighborhoods. The greater the number of refineries, the greater the amount...

Benzene Exposure Case Settles Before Start of Trial

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Auto mechanic claiming to be sickened by benzene exposure settles with last remaining defendant on the eve of trial, resolving the case for $6.3M in total settlements from all defendants.

LOS ANGELES –– The benzene exposure trial of Jimmy Thomas, long-time auto body mechanic claiming to have cancer caused by the toxic chemical, was set to begin first thing...

$21.4M Benzene Verdict for Deaths of Tire Workers, Brothers

A jury sided with the families of two brothers who died of cancer resulting from exposure to benzene-containing rubber solvent.

LOS ANGELES –– After three days of deliberation, a $21.4 million verdict against Union Oil Company was awarded by a Contra Costa Superior Court jury to the families of two brothers. The brothers each died of cancer linked to...

Vitamin C: Much More than Just a Cold Remedy

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Vitamin C Supplementation May Help Prevent AML in Older Patients with Clonal Hematopoiesis

As it turns out, mega doses (1,000 mg/day) of ascorbate, better known as vitamin C, may be useful for more than just fighting off the common cold. There is new evidence to suggest that ascorbate levels play an important role in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Many workers suffer from AML as a result...

Androgen Extends Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In a recent study, researchers found that androgen maintenance therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) led to significantly longer survival in older patients. This is promising news for AML patients, as more than 70% of patients are over the age of 60 when they are diagnosed. AML has been linked to benzene exposure, one of the most widely used chemicals in America.

Today, the main...

Benzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage

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When benzene was discovered in a garage in the village of Roxana, Illinois something had to be done. This street department garage is located on a dangerous plume of benzene. At the time of the announcement in 2015, the garage was still housing government vehicles and supplies, increasing the frequency of risky benzene exposure. The plume is the result of a pipeline break at a nearby...

Benzene Removal Method Discovered

It may be surprising to find out that one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States is known to cause cancer. This chemical is benzene. Benzene is used in gasoline and benzene exposure has been shown to cause a number of blood-related cancers, including:

acute myeloid leukemia (AML); acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); multiple myeloma;...

Worse Than Everyone Thought: The Problem With Toxic Benzene

The Problem With Toxic Benzene

When it comes to dangerous industrial chemicals, benzene is one of the really bad ones. Take a quick whiff and you’re likely to feel dizzy and confused. Over time, exposure causes red blood cells to malfunction and weaken the immune system. Linked to birth defects and cancer, just about everyone—from the EPA to much of corporate America—agrees that benzene is something we should...

Real Scares – The Shock of Getting Illness on the Job

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Put all the creatures of the night together, and they still couldn’t be as terrifying as learning that someone in your family is seriously – and sometimes terminally – ill. Even more frightening? Learning that the cause of that illness came from exposure to something at work. It’s nightmare material.

Beware. Toxins abound.

Several toxic chemicals and...

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