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What are the risks of working at a chemical plant?

Chemical plant exposure

Staying sane should be a person’s number one priority. Our daily tasks require us to stay mentally stable and free of illness so that we can perform successfully and meet the requirements of our day to day routine. Unfortunately, there are many people who jeopardize their health for many reasons. From trying to feed a family, to paying rent and others bills. People will do whatever it takes just to live a comfortable life and have all of the necessary elements to survive. The Hispanic community has always been known as a community of hard working individuals. They will do anything to bring food to the table even if it means being around an environment that can sicken them or even bring them death. These are the kinds of risks that people take when working at places where chemical exposure can injure one’s health.

Chemical plant exposure

A chemical plant for example, is one of the main places where people are bound to gain illnesses that can internally injure your body from natural minerals such as asbestos. Workers who are entering large tanks and other confined spaces are at greater risk.  Although the risk of being injured is not as high as it used to be in the early 1900’s, there is no guarantee that these environments are completely free of asbestos. Every chemical plant worker is exposed to these chemicals daily while they operate machinery, protect themselves with clothing that resists heat and burns, and when using building material. Many people working in a chemical plant, have been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life, but those who work around it daily are at risk of developing diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other types of cancers and personal injuries.

Symptoms of concern

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos suffer a variety of personal injuries and begin to experience symptoms that can unsettle their well-being. One of the most common symptoms is having difficulty breathing. People who experienced this symptom usually have inhaled asbestos that has caused scarring and inflammation of the lungs. Victims who have difficulty breathing have also complained of a persistent cough that keeps them from doing their day to day activities. Individuals have also reported chest pains and loss of appetite.

Chemical Plant Exposure Attorney Javier Marcos

If you or anyone you know has been exposed at a chemical plant or work at an environment where you are at risk of developing these kinds of diseases, you should seek medical attention right away. These types of illnesses are to be taken seriously and people should be more informed of what can occur if you take them for granted.

If you think that you have suffered an internal injury, know of anyone who has died, and want justice, contact Attorney Javier Marcos today, at 713.999.4444 as soon as possible. The office is open 24 hours, every day of the year.



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