Aqueous Film Forming Foam (“AFFF”) or “firefighting foam” is linked to cancer and health problems for firefighters, military personnel, and those exposed to particulate matter or groundwater contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam.
File an AFFF Exposure Lawsuit in Texas
Houssiere Durant & Houssiere are experienced product liability and toxic chemical attorneys who are currently accepting firefighting foam injury cases in all 50 states. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer or other health problems after being exposed to AFFF Firefighting foam, contact our lawyers immediately for a free consultation at (800) 914-2894, or submit an email inquiry below.
What is AFFF Firefighting Foam?
Firefighting Foam, also known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), is a highly toxic substance used to extinguish fires and is commonly used by airports, military, and civilian firefighters (commonly in training exercises).
What is the Problem With AFFF Firefighting Foam?
AFFF Foam contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) which are known to be extremely dangerous to human health and are readily absorbed after consumption or inhalation. PFAS are known as the “forever chemical” due to their unique chemical composition which prevents them from biodegrading in the environment or oxidizing through the human body. As a result, PFAS accumulates in the bloodstream, kidney, and/or liver, and can stay in the human body for long periods of time.
PFAS can also remain in the environment for many years and can move through the soil and into groundwater, or be carried in the air and inhaled
Due to its extreme persistence in the environment, along with its toxicity, mobility, and bioaccumulation potential, PFAS poses severe adverse effects to human health and the environment, which can manifest months or years after exposure.
What Health Problems are Linked to Firefighting Foam/PFAS Exposure?
AFFF Foam contains PFAS and multiple cancer-causing chemicals (carcinogens) that are linked to a number of cancers and other medical conditions, such as:
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney/ Renal Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Birth Defects
- Pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy)
- Decreases in infant birth weight
- Liver Issues
- High Cholesterol
- Liver Problems
PFAS has also been linked to serious environmental pollution that is extremely difficult to clean up.
Who is Most at Risk?
- Military Personnel
- Refinery and chemical plant workers
- AFFF Manufacturers
- People exposed to contaminated air or groundwater
Who Can File a Lawsuit?
Anyone who was exposed to AFFF and suffered adverse health problems may be eligible to file an AFFF lawsuit. People who work directly with AFFF – such as firefighters (civilian and military), military personnel, airport workers, refinery chemical plant workers, and oil rig workers – have the greatest risk for long-term exposure to PFAS.
Houssiere Durant & Houssiere is currently accepting firefighting foam injury cases in all 50 states. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer or other health problems from being exposed to AFFF Firefighting foam, contact our lawyers immediately for a free consultation at (800) 914-2894, or submit an injury below.