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Toxic Materials Can Lead To Serious Injuries

Modern chemistry has tamed toxic substances, putting them to use in a staggering variety of applications, from the manufacturing of plastics to industrial cleaning. Toxic substances are a fact of life in the modern age. It is, however, imperative that the protection of workers and the general public be the foremost concern of companies that deal with dangerous chemicals.

Dangerous Byproducts From Agriculture And The Oil Industry

Two industries that play a major role in the economy of California’s Central Valley, the agriculture and oil industries, make ample use of dangerous chemicals. In the agriculture industry, pesticides and other toxic chemicals can pose a serious hazard to those who have frequent contact and inadequate protection. Likewise, toxic materials are a tool and a byproduct in the oil industry, from drilling to refining. People who work in these industries, or live near them, may suffer harmful effects from contact with the chemicals. These effects can range from skin rashes to respiratory problems to an increased risk of cancer.

Monsanto’s Roundup® Has Been Linked To Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup® is a chemical called glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorizes glyphosate as a probable carcinogen and Roundup® is now associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of blood cancer. Farmers, groundskeepers and anyone exposed to Roundup® may be at risk. If you or a loved one developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after exposure to Roundup®, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to learn more.

Using Johnson & Johnson’s Talc-Based Baby Powder And Shower To Shower May Lead To Ovarian Cancer

Johnson & Johnson has already settled several lawsuits related to cancer diagnoses associated with its talc-based products. Although they settled these claims without an admission of liability and claimed their products were safe, the company stopped selling talc-based products in 2020. The following types of cancer are associated with these products:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma

If you or a loved one developed any of these types of cancer after using Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder or Shower to Shower for personal hygiene on a regular basis, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to learn more.

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Companies that deal with harmful chemicals are legally bound to keep their employees and members of the community safe from the dangers of those chemicals. If they willfully or negligently expose people to dangerous materials, they are responsible for the damage they cause. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury due to exposure to toxic materials in the Bakersfield or Fresno areas, the law firm of Bourdette & Partners can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling 559-409-4883 or filling out our online contact form.