The most common substances to trigger toxic poisoning are chemicals, resins / fluoro resins, solvents, fuels, pesticides, metals such as lead and mercury, acids, and cleaning agents.
There are many different circumstances in which individuals are subjected to toxic poisoning. Many cases involve a single, acute exposure with overwhelming or life-threatening symptoms immediately. Many other incidents involve people who exposed repeatedly over time to a toxic or poisonous substance. Exposures can be in the form of inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or airborne contact. Injuries can range from mild to lethal. Injuries and future effects are often significant. Given the dramatic effect that toxic poisoning can have on humans, it is critical to contact an experienced attorney such as Texas toxic exposure attorney, Scott Callahan, to seek help in navigating the complex legal issues that arise in initiating a case involving exposure to toxic substances.
Our researchers have provided a list of the most common toxic substances that have caused harm to individuals in the past which have been brought as civil actions in the United States Court System. They include chemicals such as resins, fluoropolymers, solvents, fuels, irritants, asphyxiates, molds, pesticides, cleaning agents, and metals. Information on each of these is included below.
Chemical poisoning can occur due to exposure of certain substances such as solvents, fuels, irritants and asphyxiates. The injuries typically sustained with exposure to these substances include burns to the skin, nose, throat, lungs, eyes and other areas of the body. These injuries are commonly seen among factory workers or individuals confined in space with exposure to such items and typically prompt the service of a specialized Houston workplace injury attorney—such as Scott Callahan.
Pesticides can also cause harmful injuries to those exposed to them. This is often seen in situations where toxic pesticides are used on farms which are absorbed into the food. Additionally, the pesticides can run-off into water which is provided for public consumption without proper filtering.
Lastly, metals can cause severe harm to those which are exposed to them. The most common metal exposure which causes toxic poisoning is lead. Increasingly, lead is being detected in children’s toys for example. It can also be found frequently in paint which was considered safe for use in the past, but which is now disallowed for production. If the paint has not been removed, it can cause serious injury to young children in their developmental stages of life.
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