Exposure to Toxins
Exposure to many commonly encountered industrial chemicals — from cleaning agents to food additives — are safe in very small quantities, but can have serious long-term consequences for your health if you are exposed to concentrated amounts. Inhalation of toxic vapors, ingestion of contaminated food or water, or even just brief skin contact with many of these chemicals can cause serious injuries.
Examples of Common Hazards
The chemical diacetyl is one of the substances responsible for the distinct flavor of butter. In isolation, this chemical is often added to products like microwaveable popcorn to give them a buttery flavor. Although this chemical is naturally occurring, it is highly dangerous if inhaled in large quantities. Long-term exposure to high levels of diacetyl can cause a life-threatening lung condition.
Other common hazards are the chemicals that make many cleaning products so effective at removing stains. Unfortunately, they are just as effective at removing skin or destroying the internal structures of the lungs. Irresponsible storage or use of cleaning chemicals can easily result in the release of dangerous vapors. In institutional settings, it only takes a single cleaning product-related mistake to endanger the well-being of dozens of people.
Contact a Kankakee Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been exposed to dangerous chemicals because of someone else’s negligence and have been seriously harmed as a result, you may be able to win damages. The Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. will work tirelessly to help you in your pursuit of justice. To discuss your case with a lawyer, contact Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292.