Description – Napthalene is a white solid found in petroleum and coal tar. Napthalene is commonly found in dyes, deodorizers, resins, carpet cleaners and moth repellants. Exposure to naphthalene mainly occurs through the inhalation of air containing naphthalene from tobacco smoke, moth repellants or the burning of wood or fossil fuels.
Risks – Some side effects from acute Napthalene exposure can include cataracts, diarrhea, coma, nausea, anemia, liver damage and convulsions. Napthalene exposure may also increase the risk of certain types of cancer.
If you believe you or a loved one has become ill because of Napthalene exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to Napthalene and get proper compensation for your injuries.