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Air Contamination Lawyers in NJ

The health effects of atmospheric or air contamination can include respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, decreased lung function and in extreme cases, death.

Air contamination is caused by man-made substances that enter the air we breathe in fine particles. Air contamination can occur when fossil fuels are being burned. These hazardous fine particles are also produced by ground-level ozone (a main component of urban smog), sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and chemical vapors.

When chemical companies or other businesses release the above noxious fumes into the air, the hazardous fine particles can drift over people’s homes. Inhalation or exposure to these fumes can result in serious injury.

Air contamination can also be caused by groundwater contamination or soil contamination

Common Injuries Caused by Air Contamination

Exposure to harmful pollutants in the air can cause serious injury along with difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, asthma and cardiac conditions. The extent of injury is dependent upon the type of contaminant an individual is exposed to, the degree of exposure, the individual’s overall health status, and genetics.

Common health effects caused by exposure to air contaminants include:

  • COPD
  • Stroke
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory infections
  • Heart disease
  • Cystic fibrosis

If you or someone you know has been exposed to environmental hazards due to air contamination, you could be eligible to file a claim. Get your free consultation today or contact our chemical exposure lawyers in NJ today by calling 855-800-0093.