How do you get benzene out of your system?

The body absorbs benzene rapidly through the lungs, the gastrointestinal tract, and the skin. Still, in the case of people who used contaminated deodorant, exposure occurred just by skin absorption and inhalation. Because the antiperspirant and deodorant products found to contain benzene were all body sprays, consumers also have a high risk of exposure by breathing in the solvent.

Benzene is metabolized by the liver and excreted mostly through urine within 48 hours

Benzene is quickly metabolized by the liver and excreted through urine in approximately two days. Still, exposure to high doses may cause the metabolic detoxification pathways to become saturated. This can result in constantly having a certain level of benzene in your body, significantly increasing your risk of leukemia. However, benzene is usually converted to metabolites in the liver and bone marrow. Some of the negative consequences of benzene exposure are caused by these metabolites.

Luckily, as far as benzene detoxification is concerned, some foods are believed to help eliminate the hazardous chemical from the body, decreasing the chances of developing a serious disease such as leukemia. These foods, which contain the CYP2E 1 enzyme, sulfation, and glutathione, were found to help with benzene detox:

  • cow liver and brain
  • salmon
  • eggs
  • chicken
  • tuna
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • tomatoes

A clinical trial suggests that compounds in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale produce cells that can help eliminate certain air pollutants. The intriguing study focused on 300 Chinese adults exposed to benzene and acrolein. They drank a beverage made with broccoli sprouts every day for 3 months, leading to high excretion rates in the urine of the two harmful chemicals. Among the people consuming the broccoli sprout beverage, the rate of benzene excretion increased by 61% throughout the duration of the clinical trial.

Our leukemia attorneys will do all in their power to help you obtain compensation

We have been assisting toxic exposure victims for over two decades, so our attorneys have the necessary experience to help you obtain compensation if you came to struggle with leukemia due to using benzene deodorant and are eligible to file a claim. To initiate the legal process, you will only have to provide our team with evidence of your use of contaminated deodorant and your medical records, which must state that you have acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

After a careful assessment of your case, we will be able to determine whether you qualify for filing a benzene deodorant claim. Eligible clients will have their claims thoroughly prepared by our resourceful legal team while they can continue focusing on their health and treatment, as we are aware of their suffering. If our endeavors are successful, you may receive significant financial compensation from the responsible manufacturers. For additional information, feel free to contact our law firm.

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