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In the 1970’s, research by health organizations and AFFF producer 3M revealed that AFFF exposure was hazardous and may result in cancer. Businesses continue to market and sell AFF products despite any potential health hazards. Fill out the eligibility questionnaire below for a FREE evaluation right now if you or a loved one developed cancer as a result of being exposed to AFFF Fire Fighting Foam.

AFFF, or Aqueous Film Forming Foam, is a firefighting foam that is widely used in industrial, military, and aviation settings. It is a popular choice for firefighting because of its effectiveness in extinguishing fires involving flammable liquids, such as gasoline and oil.

However, AFFF has recently come under scrutiny due to its environmental impact. The foam contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are toxic chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment. PFAS have been linked to a variety of health problems, including cancer, liver damage, and developmental issues.

Because AFFF has been used so extensively, PFAS contamination has become a major issue in many areas. In some cases, drinking water sources have been contaminated with PFAS from firefighting foam used at nearby military bases and airports. This has led to health concerns for residents of these areas and significant cleanup costs.

To address the issue, many organizations and government agencies are phasing out the use of AFFF and transitioning to alternative firefighting methods. For example, some fire departments are using dry chemical extinguishers or carbon dioxide to extinguish fires involving flammable liquids. Additionally, some companies are developing new firefighting foams that do not contain PFAS.

Overall, the lawsuits related to AFFF highlight the growing concern over the impact of PFAS on human health and the environment. As more research is conducted on the long-term effects of PFAS exposure, it is likely that we will see continued legal action and efforts to hold manufacturers accountable for their role in the contamination.


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