Toxic exposure can be a result of multiple kinds of accidents and incidents. These can range in severity, and can involve anything from contaminated water to harmful chemical exposure. Unfortunately, these are issues that aren’t always as rare as they should be.
According to a 2019 UN report, “it is estimated that one worker dies at least every 30 seconds from exposure to toxic industrial chemicals.” These chemicals can include pesticides, dust, radiation, and other hazards.
Toxic exposure happens when a person is around a substance that, when taken into the human body, can have detrimental health effects.
Although we come in contact with chemicals every day, when we come in contact with the wrong kinds, or somehow ingest enough, these chemicals can often be dangerous. Whether or not someone suffers from negative effects (or any at all) can vary depending on each individual, but there are instances when a person can become extremely ill from exposure.
Toxic substances can take many forms, but typically include those that are harmful to human beings if they somehow enter the body. While there are many different ways that this can happen, some can include:
There are a number of harmful substances that can induce toxic exposure, including:
Different toxins can affect the body in a multitude of ways, but some of the more common substances can cause everything from eye and skin irritation, to nausea, vomiting, nervous system issues, allergic reactions, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, cancer and even death.
How hazardous these materials actually are often depends on the amount of substance one is exposed to, the concentration of the toxin, the amount of time one is around them, and each individual’s own vulnerabilities.
If you’ve suffered from chemical exposure while out, at events, or in the workplace, don’t hesitate to connect with a lawyer right away. Although circumstances will always be different from case to case, you’ll want to know all of your options and rights in your particular situation.
Although these cases can often be complex, by connecting with an attorney you trust, you’ll be able to walk through the process of gathering evidence and properly asserting your claim. You may qualify for monetary compensation to help with any time you had to take off of work, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
An Attorney at Zaner Harden Law can help to protect your rights and fight for you.
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