Cancer and Vinyl Chloride
Exposure to vinyl chloride is known to cause brain cancer.
chloride is a toxic chemical compound frequently used in manufacturing. It is
a combustible, colorless gas. Vinyl chloride is also known as chloroethene, chloroethylene,
and ethylene monochloride. A known human carcinogen, vinyl chloride can cause
liver cancer, angiosarcoma, and other health
problems in people who are exposed to it.
People are exposed to vinyl chloride by either breathing in air containing vinyl chloride or consuming water contaminated with it.
Most people who are exposed to vinyl chloride are exposed to it while at work. People can also be exposed to vinyl chloride if they live near a landfill or near a manufacturing facility that uses vinyl chloride or other hazardous materials.
Products with Vinyl Chloride
Industries where employees may be exposed to vinyl chloride:
What to do if you were exposed to Vinyl Chloride
If you believe you are suffering from vinyl chloride exposure, you should contact your doctor. You should also contact an attorney. You should contact an attorney because people injured as the result of the use of a product that contains vinyl chloride have a right to pursue a products liability claim. Lawyers have successfully demonstrated the link between Occupational Exposure of vinyl chloride and serious diseases (liver cancer and brain cancer).
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