Toxic Chemical Exposure

Harmful toxins and known carcinogens can enter our environment and cause illness in a number of ways. Natural sources of toxins are scarce and the majority of the toxins that exist are due to human causes. Toxic spills, contaminated groundwater, and deadly fumes are just a few of the ways that the environment becomes polluted with toxic materials.

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Toxic Exposure

People can experience toxic chemical exposure in a variety of ways, including:

Toxic Materials

There are a variety of materials and chemicals that can cause serious illness and personal injury in people who are exposed to them. These toxic materials include:

  • Benzene: causes diseases such as leukemia and a condition known as anemia
  • Vinyl chloride: causes diseases such as liver cancer
  • Mercury: symptoms of mercury poisoning are very similar to autism symptoms
  • Lead: causes damage to organs in the body such as the brain, liver, and kidneys
  • Asbestos: causes diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma
  • Silica: causes a disease known as silicosis
  • Manganese: causes a disease known as manganism
  • Toxic mold: causes illness and cognitive difficulties
  • Chinese Drywall: may cause respiratory and other complications

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If you or a loved one has been harmed by a toxic material, you may want to contact an injury attorney for more information.

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