Clark Law Firm P.C., a New Jersey-based personal injury and civil law firm is investigating potential claims for firefighters and any people that may have been exposed to a firefighting foam product called “Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF).”
AFFF is used for fighting fires that may include flammable liquid fires, such as fires involving fuel spills at airports, and other industrial type of facilities. The AFFF foam contains PFAS chemicals. These chemicals are deemed “forever chemicals” due to the fact that they do not break down. This means that when these chemicals are absorbed by people, the chemicals can remain in the body and may potentially cause serious health problems.
PFAS Contaminated Water
When PFAS-containing firefighting foam is used to fight fires, it can also seep into the land and soil and contaminate water. PFAS chemicals, known as perfluoroalkyl can contaminate water supply that is used for drinking water in surrounding communities.
Potential harmful health problems may include (according to some studies):
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Testicular cancer
Additional Health Problems That May Be Associated with PFAS Exposure
PFAS exposure may also lead to additional health problems. PFAS exposure may also be linked to liver damage, hormonal disruption, and other developmental effects.
Liver Damage: the accumulation of PFAS chemicals may lead to liver dysfunction and other negative effects on the liver.
Hormonal Disruption: PFAS chemicals may also lead to a disruption in hormones leading to health issues.
Developmental Effects: some studies have indicated that pregnant women who are exposed to PFAS may possibly end up having issues with their pregnancy. Developmental effects may include low birth weight, developmental issues in the child, and delayed development.
The EPA is in the Process of Developing Regulatory Standards to Try to Limit PFAS Chemicals
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working on developing regulatory standards to limit PFAS chemicals in the environment.
Think You May Have Been Exposed to PFAS Chemicals via the AFFF Product?
If you believe that you may have been exposed to water contaminated by AFFF firefighting foam and have developed health problems or cancer as a result, consult a PFAS exposure lawyer, who can evaluate your case. Call Clark Law Firm today at 1-877-841-8855 on your potential Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) or PFAS Contaminated Water claim.