22 Jul Health Effects from Chemical Exposure
Contact from chemical exposure can be dangerous and lead to bodily harm that can cause an array of negative health effects. How the exposure to these chemicals affect your body can vary based on length of exposure and how sensitive you are to the chemical. If you have been negatively affected by chemical exposure, you need an experienced attorney to handle your claim and help guide you through the process of getting compensation for your injury. Exposure to chemical hazards can affect the body in numerous ways.
The Respiratory System
The function of the respiratory system is to provide oxygen and remove carbon dioxide to the body. The respiratory system includes the nasal passages, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Potential chemical contaminants that may negatively affect the respiratory system include asbestos, benzene, radon, carbon monoxide, and cadmium. Exposure of the respiratory system to these harmful substances can cause lung cancer, asbestosis, chronic bronchitis, mesothelioma, fibrosis, and emphysema.
The Renal System
The renal system processes body fluids and rids the body of waste. This system includes the kidneys, urethra, bladder, and ureter. This very important system can be susceptible to a variety of health problems resulting from chemical exposure, including decreased formation of urine, decreased blood flow to kidney, kidney tissue damage, and even kidney cancer. Contaminants that can damage the renal system include cadmium, uranium, lead, and mercury.
The Cardiovascular System
The cardiovascular system moves blood and the oxygen and nutrients it carries throughout the body. The system includes the heart, blood, arteries, veins, and capillaries. Contaminants like carbon monoxide, nitrates, carbon disulfide, and methylene chloride can damage the cardiovascular system.
If you are a victim of chemical exposure, it’s important that you first seek immediate medical attention, and follow the instructions of the medical professional who examines you. Afterwards, if you have suffered an injury as a result of the exposure, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case and get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Here at Baggett-McCall Injury Attorneys we have represented personal injury clients throughout the Gulf Coast region since 1958. We offer comprehensive legal knowledge and representation in the areas of personal injury, occupational disease, injury arising from chemical exposure, toxic torts, defective products, wrongful death, maritime and offshore injuries, motorcycle wrecks, automobile wrecks, 18-wheeler accidents, and cancer cases.
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan, LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation or call 337-478-8888 or 800-256-1137 now to speak directly with an experienced personal injury, wrongful death, and toxic tort lawyer.