Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)
Victims Impacted by AFFF File Lawsuit Against Manufacturer
Military and civilian firefighters, as well as support personnel, who have been exposed to Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) while extinguishing flammable liquid fires, may be at risk of severe health problems.
The foam contains a significant amount of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been associated with numerous cancers and thyroid illnesses. Regrettably, AFFF producers did not sufficiently caution firefighters and support personnel about these lethal hazards.
What is AFFF?
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF), a type of firefighting foam used to extinguish flammable liquid fires like fuel spills and petroleum-based product fires, has been associated with environmental contamination and health risks.
The presence of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) has been associated with health risks and environmental contamination.
What are PFAS?
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease, PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1940s. They have been used to make nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water, and oil.
PFAS has been linked to several health issues, including cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, immune system dysfunction, and developmental problems in fetuses and infants. PFAS can accumulate in the body over time, and people can be exposed to them by consuming contaminated food or water or inhaling polluted air.
The Persistent Threat of Forever-Chemicals: PFAS
Due to their high persistence, PFAS can remain in the environment for extended periods without breaking down, which has resulted in significant contamination of soil, water, and air. This contamination has affected groundwater and drinking water sources and even the food chain.
The potential health risks associated with PFAS have sparked widespread concern and increased regulatory efforts to reduce the use of these chemicals in industrial processes and products.
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