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The correlation between pesticide exposure and increased risk of leukemia

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2023 | Leukemia

As a consumer, you should be able to trust the safety of the products that you and your family come in contact with. This is not always the case, particularly when it comes to products such as pesticides.

Studies show a direct correlation between indoor pesticide exposure and increased leukemia risks.

Significant increase in the risk of childhood leukemia

Studies have shown that exposure to indoor pesticides increases a child’s risk of leukemia substantially. This is likely a result of poor air circulation and minimal fresh air in the indoor environment.

An additional risk of adult leukemia cases

Not only does pesticide exposure increase the risk of childhood leukemia, but exposure to the chemicals in pesticides increases the risk of leukemia and lymphoma in adults as well. This increased risk is not limited to indoor exposure. The use of pesticides to treat outdoor areas results in exposures that increase risks as well.

The results of Walsh vs. BASF

In the case of Richard Thomas Walsh, executor of the estate of Thomas J. Walsh vs. BASF, D’Amico Law Offices successfully litigated a case in which the deceased contracted Acute Myelogenous Leukemia as a result of exposure to pesticides in his roles as groundkeeper and golf course superintendent.

Exposure to chemicals found in pesticides and mainstream products can lead to leukemia and lymphoma. Understanding the increased risk makes it easier to determine when you should pursue compensation for your injuries or encourage a loved one to do so as a result of similar exposure.