Dangerous benzene exposure is a risk for workers and for those in the community living near petroleum refineries where ambient benzene occurs around the fence to the plant. Benzene exposure causes a number of blood cancers and diseases, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome.
Wireless Gas Monitoring Systems Available to Cut Risk of Benzene Exposure
For decades, the petroleum industry has refused to accept responsibility for protecting workers and residents from the dangers of benzene. Petroleum refineries, where benzene exposure levels can be the highest, have dragged their heels about benzene monitoring. But the only way to prevent benzene exposure to residents living near petroleum plants is to actively monitor the air to detect high benzene levels.
Benzene monitoring devices are available to industry at a reasonable cost. At least one company provides wireless and continuous gas monitoring at the fence line. The technology reportedly tracks workers’ exposure to benzene in real time and logs data automatically. Wireless benzene detection systems can be customized to each facility’s particular needs. The benzene monitoring systems also provide wireless alarms when levels get too high and threaten worker or resident safety. And, wireless benzene monitoring has been available for many years so its benefits are known and proven.
This is an age in which a lot of people talk about personal accountability. It’s way past time for industry to be held accountable for worker and community safety. With technology like wireless benzene detection, petroleum refineries can make a generous profit and at the same time, protect workers and neighbors from leukemia and other blood cancers.
Contact Waters Kraus & Paul to Learn More About Filing a Benzene Lawsuit
The lawyers at Waters Kraus & Paul have been representing people who have been sickened by toxic exposures for more than twenty years. Have you or a loved one been exposed to benzene and been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome? If so, call us at 800.226.9880 to speak with our benzene attorneys, like Scott Frost and Erin Wood in our Texas office. Learn more about how we can assist you with a benzene lawsuit.