Pollution and Chemical Injuries
Even with seemingly endless regulation through agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hazardous chemicals of varying toxicity are still in our homes, schools, public buildings and workplaces, causing serious personal injury, chronic conditions and even death.
These chemical pollutants are often difficult to control and are capable of severe and lasting damage.
Chemical Injury Causes
Pollution and chemical injuries can be caused in a number of different ways. Chemicals can be stored improperly, released into the air, spilled into our waterways and soil and get just about anywhere they shouldn't be.
Many times, negligence on the part of the company handling the chemical is to blame. In addition, toxic chemicals can be present in a variety of products and a failure to warn consumers can result in them being dangerously exposed to them.
While it's true that certain people are more sensitive or allergic, they should be made aware of the risk. There is also a situation known as "sick building syndrome" that exists in which certain parts or systems in a building emit hazardous chemicals or toxins, such as asbestos.
As for pollution, we all know how companies can find loopholes in emissions regulations or just totally ignore them. Suffice it to say, pollution and hazardous chemicals seem to be a part of modern life.
Pollution and Chemical Injuries and Conditions
Exposure to pollution and chemicals can cause grave injury and death. This exposure can result in cancer, leukemia, nerve damage, birth defects, asthma, allergies, emphysema and other respiratory diseases, lead poisoning, chemical burns, and a host of other illnesses. Often, people develop conditions without even recognizing the potential source.
Pollution and chemical injury cases can be very complicated. Often, extensive investigation is required.
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