Creosote is the most utilized wood additive in the US; it is used to take care of railroad ties, phone posts and a big variety of products made of wood. The most typical form of creosote is the coal tar creosote, which is produced when coal is manipulated with elevated heat.
A study demonstrates that creosote may cause different types of cancer such like skin cancer and cancer of the scrotum (men). The most exposed people to creosote are those who work in the wood preservative industry, but everybody is exposed to it. A person can be infected if he/she sits on contaminated soil; kids can consume creosote after touching soil or products made of wood.
Some of the symptoms that a person infected with creosote may present are grave irritation of the skin, rash, burns near the eye, convulsions, mental disorder, kidney and liver complications and unconsciousness. Creosote may enter the body through the lungs, stomach, intestines and skin.
Direct consume of creosote may produce burns in the mouth, throat and also produce stomach pain. If you or someone that you know suffers cancer due to the direct or indirect consume of creosote, contact your attorney and ask him/her about the possibilities of claim and be compensated in a possible court case.