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2012-07-25 23:00:51

According to court documents, on July 5th, 2012, the widow of Ricky Perrio, Diana Perrio, filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court (case no. B192-652) alleging her husband developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and died as a result of his regular exposure to benzene during work at the Port Arthur facilities of the defendants. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in multiple industrial and consumer products. Benzene is also...

2012-05-29 07:49:39

Exposure to solvents at work may be associated with reduced thinking skills later in life for those who have less than a high school education, according to a study published in the May 29, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The thinking skills of people with more education were not affected, even if they had the same amount of exposure to solvents. "People with more education may have a greater cognitive reserve that acts like...

2012-05-29 05:17:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In many cases, work can challenge the brain and stimulate thinking. For the less-educated who work with solvents, however, the opposite might prove true over the course of time. After a study involving 4,134 people who worked for the French National Gas and Electric Company, a lifetime exposure of four types of solvents- chlorinated solvents, petroleum solvents, and benzene and non-benzene aromatic solvents — resulted in impaired thinking skills after a...

2012-03-19 10:27:45

They contain hydrocarbons including benzene In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. "Our data show that it is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing," said Lisa McKenzie,...

2012-02-17 17:50:00

According to court documents, on Jan. 18th, 2012 Norvel Dorsey, a Texas man, filed the lawsuit No. B-0191669 in Jefferson County District Court, Texas. Mr. Dorsey accuses DuPont De Nemours, Exxon Mobil Corp. and some of its subsidiaries, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Gulf Oil Corp., Texaco, U.S. Steel, Chevron U.S.A., and 4520 Corp. alleging that he developed leukemia from benzene exposure. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in...


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