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Auto worker sues solvent makers over benzene exposure

A former automotive industry worker has filed a federal lawsuit against United States Steel Corporation and two affiliated companies, alleging he was harmed by decades of exposure to solvents containing benzene that he was required to use. Minnesota resident Leonard Samuelson filed his complaint in a Minnesota federal court January 15, alleging that his career as an automotive mechanic and auto hobbyist required him to work with a number of products containing toxic benzene, including Liquid Wrench; Berryman B-12 Chemtool Carburetor, Choke, and Throttle Body Cleaner; and Berryman Brake Parts Cleaner. His exposure to dangerous levels of benzene in the ... Read More