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Benzene Facts

The federal Hazard Communication Standard requires that every chemical company that supplies a chemical product to your employer provide them with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS must identify all the hazardous
ingredients in the product, with exception to trade secrets.

Amounts as little of one cup of benzene evaporated in an area as large as a football field size building is 3.3 times the OSHA standard, 6.6 times the ACGIH standard, and 33 times the NIOSH standard.

Millions of workers may be exposed to benzene in the U.S. every year,
estimated at more than 3 million workers.

The EPA estimated that 50% of the U.S. population has been exposed to benzene by industrial sources, including oil refineries and chemical plants.

Gasoline fumes have 1,000 times the concentration of benzene recommended by NIOSH.

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Benzene and Leukemia Information

Multimedia Leukemia Library - committed to the support and advancement of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia education through a broad exchange of ideas and information.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Benzene - Contains links to fact sheets and regulations regarding benzene exposure limits.

Benzene Myelogenous Leukemia- Informational site designed to inform workers and other people of the serious conditions that exposure to benzene can cause. 

GrannyBarb and Art's Leukemia Links and Survivors Stories - General information including links to research sites, bone marrow transplant resources, cancer centers and survivors' stories.

Leukemia Information and Resources - Cancer survivor's resource with many links which touch on a number of related topics.

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) - Administers three major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation and other benefits to certain workers or their dependents who experience work-related injury or occupational disease.

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Nursing Home Abuse News - provides information and legal advice for victims of nursing home abuse.

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Mesothelioma Asbestos Online - information regarding the nature of asbestos-related malignant diseases, current treatment options, and legal advice for victims.

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Environmental Litigation - Chemical exposure victims make successful settlements from claims and litigation pursued by our Los Angeles Toxic Tort Law Firm.


If you or a loved one has been exposed to benzene at the workplace or at home, and would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact a benzene lawyer with our legal team. We will help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.



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