Acute lymphocytic leukemia caused by using benzene deodorant

Occurring when a bone marrow cell develops changes in its genetic material or DNA, acute lymphocytic leukemia is a rare cancer, affecting roughly 6,600 people across the United States annually. When a person is healthy, the DNA tells the cells to grow at a certain rate and to die at a set time. However, in acute lymphocytic leukemia, the mutations instruct the bone marrow cells to continue growing and dividing. Some of the risk factors for acute lymphocytic leukemia are exposure to a very high level of radiation, undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for another cancer, and benzene exposure, which can occur when using a contaminated antiperspirant or deodorant body spray in the general population. Children are especially at risk of coming to struggle with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Studies found that early life exposure to hazardous chemicals such as benzene and 1,3-butadiene may play a very important role in childhood leukemia.

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Up to 80 % of childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia

Every year, approximately 2,200 children under 15 develop acute lymphocytic leukemia in the United States. Unlike acute myeloid leukemia, which tends to be prevalent in adults, this cancer is often diagnosed in children. Lately, there has been a growing interest in identifying the environmental risk factors that may play a role in acute lymphocytic leukemia, and one focus has been on benzene. This dangerous chemical has many sources, including refineries, industrial facilities, power plants, and automotive exhaust. Still, children as young as 8 or 9 start using antiperspirant or deodorant body spray, which is also a concerning source of toxic exposure.

A study from the medical journal Environmental Health concluded that benzene had the highest concentration level across all years as compared to 1,3-butadiene and polycyclic organic matter, exposure to which was also considered a risk factor for acute lymphocytic leukemia in children during the study. If you or your child has been using benzene deodorant and was diagnosed with this malignant disease, it is important to know that there are multiple subtypes of acute lymphocytic leukemia, such as Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphocytic leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphocytic leukemia, B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, and T cell acute lymphocytic leukemia.

The most common subtypes are B and T cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, which you may find on your or your child’s medical records as:

  • acute B-lymphocytic leukemia
  • acute precursor B cell leukemia
  • pre-B cell lymphocytic leukemia
  • acute T-lymphoblastic leukemia

If rats and mice breathe in benzene regularly, the solvent causes various cancerous tumors in these animals. Furthermore, study results also support the existence of a significant risk of leukemia in humans. Upon inhalation, benzene has been shown to lead to chromosome changes in bone marrow cells, which are commonly found in human leukemia cells. Over time, frequent benzene exposure, even in low doses, may cause the following, which typically precede leukemia:

  • a low blood platelet count, which may cause excessive bruising and bleeding
  • anemia, which can make a person feel weak and tired for no reason
  • a low white blood cell count, which can lower the body’s ability to fight infection

A study from the medical journal Epidemiology found a high risk of leukemia associated with cumulative benzene exposure. By regularly using benzene antiperspirant or deodorant body spray, a person will experience cumulative exposure to the chemical, and it will constantly be in their system if they do not cease using the adulterated product. This increases their risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, especially if they are a child or teen. If you have this diagnosis, we advise you to contact our specialized attorneys at your earliest convenience, as they might be able to help you obtain financial compensation from the deodorant manufacturers.

We can help you file a benzene deodorant claim if you have acute lymphocytic leukemia

Ever since our law firm came into being, we have been doing all in our power to achieve justice for consumers whose health was impacted by toxic agents lurking in everyday products such as deodorant body spray. Therefore, if you or your child received a diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia and used a benzene antiperspirant or deodorant product, you should give us a call, as our resourceful attorneys may be able to file a claim on your behalf. You will only have to send in evidence of your or your child’s use of tainted deodorant and your or their medical records.

Following a careful assessment of your case, our legal team will determine whether you are entitled to compensation from the liable manufacturers. If you are, we will promptly begin preparing your benzene deodorant claim for submission, and in the meantime, you can keep focusing on your well-being and treatment, as we are aware that suffering from leukemia can be extremely overwhelming. In the end, our attorneys may be able to offer you the financial compensation you deserve for your suffering if you decide to work with us.