Did You Know Decaf Coffee Used to Be Made with Benzene?

If you are an avid coffee drinker, it is probably no surprise to you that coffee is, across the globe, the second most popular beverage. While tea still takes the top spot in many other countries, coffee is definitely king in America.  It is widely believed that the coffee habit, when used as a stimulant, [...]

By |2019-11-26T06:10:28-06:00November 8th, 2019|Benzene|Comments Off on Did You Know Decaf Coffee Used to Be Made with Benzene?

Symptoms of Benzene Exposure in Our Daily Lives

Benzene is a volatile organic compound; most commonly it is a colorless liquid with a sweet smell that is highly flammable. Unfortunately, the effects of benzene on the human body are anything but sweet. Benzene is formed through natural processes, as well as the activities of human beings. Forest fires and volcanoes produce a certain [...]

By |2017-07-14T06:50:31-05:00June 12th, 2017|Benzene|Comments Off on Symptoms of Benzene Exposure in Our Daily Lives

The Backstory of Benzene

Anyone working in or around the petrochemical industry has a potential for being exposed to benzene. Benzene is a carcinogen that has been linked to Leukemia along with other types of cancers. If you or someone you know has been working with crude oil, plastics, dyes, lubricants, adhesives, or pesticides, you may be wondering what [...]

By |2017-01-18T13:08:35-06:00January 5th, 2017|Benzene|Comments Off on The Backstory of Benzene

Signs of Benzene Exposure

Benzene is a chemical used in many common industrial products. It is dangerous to come into contact with and can cause a number of unpleasant or even life-changing symptoms and illnesses. The following information will inform you about the effects of benzene and what to do in case you are exposed. What is Benzene Poisoning? [...]

By |2016-09-05T10:47:28-05:00August 23rd, 2016|Benzene|Comments Off on Signs of Benzene Exposure

What are “Toxic Torts”?

Toxins are not just encountered in factories where dangerous chemicals are used on a daily basis. They can also be encountered in our normal routines, and exposure is inevitable.Unfortunately, people who are constantly exposed to these harmful substances are at greater risk of becoming injured or contracting a disease.What are Toxic Torts?A toxic tort is [...]

By |2016-05-13T03:18:58-05:00May 6th, 2016|Benzene, Toxic Torts|Comments Off on What are “Toxic Torts”?

The Louisiana Story of Benzene

Environmental issues are becoming forefront in many people's minds, especially in regards to fighting against global warming or our reliance on fossil fuels. However, the very real fact is that people are being hurt by other environmental issues that people aren't talking about as loudly or internationally.Hearkening back to the questionable use of DDT on [...]

By |2016-03-29T09:07:50-05:00March 28th, 2016|Benzene|Comments Off on The Louisiana Story of Benzene

Benzene Exposure in Louisiana

Benzene exposure is something that has happened to people for many years, but it hasn’t been until more recently that the negative side-effects of benzene have been truly exposed. As a major chemical in American manufacturing, benzene exposure is sadly common. However, people don’t always appreciate what it means to have been in contact, either [...]

By |2015-08-03T11:49:41-05:00July 28th, 2015|Benzene|Comments Off on Benzene Exposure in Louisiana