Monday, December 10, 2012
Former Power Plant Worker Says "Liquid Wrench" Gave Him Cancer
The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Lindsay, says that as an employee of the New Orleans Public Services Inc., a power utility plant, he was exposed to benzene-containing products, specifically, Radiator Specialty’s Liquid Wrench. He used the product to perform maintenance, repairs, and the installation of instruments, controls and piping.
Benzene, a known carcinogen, enters the body through the skin, lungs, or digestive tract.
A number of medical studies have indicated that long-term exposure to benzene and other industrial solvents may increase the risk of developing multiple myeloma.