Cancer Risk among Painters

There are many components in paint including a binder (resin), pigments, dyes, fillers. Paint contains solvents, such as petroleum distillates, alcohols, esters, ketones and glycols. In addition, paint can have additives such as dispursing agents, driers, plasticizers, and anti-skinning agents.

Occupational exposure to paints has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma and bladder cancer.

Other studies relating to painting with lymphatic and haematopoietic cancers have been inconclusive.

Unfortunately, most painters do not use protective gear, such as masks, to prevent inhalation of poisonous fumes. In addition, exposure may occur from mixing and application of paint products. Other exposure may occur from thinning and filling. Another form of exposure can be from sanding. Oftentimes, after painting, a painter has a coating of paint on his or her body, including his or her hands.

If you believe that you have been injured from exposure to a dangerous chemical, please feel free to contact

Attorney Robert M. Singer, 2572 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518


Serving New Haven County and all of Connecticut.

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