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AL amyloidosis and environmental pollution
« on: December 03, 2020, 09:56:43 am »

Could it be possible that long-term exposure to environmental pollution (e.g. benzene) may cause amyloid deposits in body tissues, triggering AL amyloidosis?

Thank you for your help.

Miriam Vered

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Re: AL amyloidosis and environmental pollution
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 03:21:15 pm »
Hi Rick,
There is no evidence that AL amyloidosis can be caused by exposure to environmental pollution.

I hope that helps



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Re: AL amyloidosis and environmental pollution
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 05:23:13 pm »
Hi Nomad,
Any evidence to connect Agent Orange exposure and AL amyloidosis is weak at best. There isca stronger link with myeloma and the Veterans Association pressed for amyloidosis to be included for compensation under the same umbrella as other blood cancers. It is difficult to be sure partly because Agent Orange containers large number of harmful substances and exposure to it was not well recorded. In view of the litigious nature of America medical claims the US government felt it easier to add AL amyloidosis to the list than contest it.