iStock_000016402809XSmallExposure to crude products can be very hazardous to one’s health. There are a number of short and long term problems that have been linked to working with them. People can be exposed in a variety of ways. Working at chemical plants, in the rubber industry, at oil refineries, and at other gas related industries leaves individuals particularly susceptible to crude exposure. There is also an opportunity to be exposed via auto exhaust, cigarette smoke, and fumes from gas, paint, and glue. At Pipe Prop, we understand the dangers of working with them, and the job safety of our customers’ employees is a top priority. Here are just some of the reasons why working with crude products can be dangerous.

It Can Cause Cancer

Researchers studying the correlation between cancer and these products have confirmed the two are linked. This theory is based on a number of studies involving lab animals and people. The research has been primarily focused on leukemia and other blood cancers.

It Impacts the Nervous System

One of the short term effects of exposure to crude products is that it can impact the nervous system causing dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches. People who eat foods or drink liquids with high levels of crude ingredients may experience symptoms including vomiting, convulsions, and a rapid heart rate. This is one of the biggest reasons why working with crude products can be dangerous.

It Harms Blood Cells

Prolonged crude exposure can be problematic for blood cells. It may increase the chances of developing anemia, which can sap one’s energy and strength. Another issue that may arise is a low white blood cell count, which makes it difficult for the body to fight infections, and may ultimately result in death.  Long term crude exposure can also cause excess bleeding, which is the result of low blood platelet count.

Working with crude products can cause these and other health problems. Contact the experts at Pipe Prop at 888-590-0120 for more information on why working with crude products can be dangerous.