Has anyone heard of getting Acute Myeloid Leukemia due to using certain chemicals such as Benzene?
My father was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia back in April 2006. As of today my Dad is in remission. Per my dads docter after asking general health questions on finding out where this Leukemia came from, he asked my Dad did he ever work around certain chemicals which are considered carcinogenic(cancer-causing agents). The doctor read a list off to my dad where Dad then spoke up when the name "Benzene" came up. Back in the late 1970s and 1980s by Dad used this chemical at the box companies he worked for in Chicago to clean dye off of the printing press machines.
Thanks for responding midnightmoon62,
Sorry you have AML also. My dad has never smoked a cigeratte in his life. My dad has told me how he used this Benzene to clean the dye off of the press machines. He remembers how he would get so sick sometimes after he would get home and his company would prescribe ibuprofen. Who should be held liable for this??
Yes, benzene is definatly a cause. I am aml, and more than likely the benzene in commercail cigs is what got me.
Most benzene exposure comes from things like working in chemical plants, petro refineries/with gas, commercial cigerettes.
He would have to prove that is what caused his cancer though. If he has ever been around it anywhere else, or if he smokes/smoked/indoors with second hand smoke, legally or civilally there would be nothing he could do.
But, even if he cant do something like that, I still would research it. THe other chemicals he worked with, just how much he was exposed to. In a way its really kinda cool to go back and look at the process and determine a theory as to where the cancer came from. For some people, it can be very liberating, because even if they did cause it them selves (smoking for example) its such a relief to just KNOW rather than always wondering.
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