If you or a loved one has been affected by the toxicity of firefighting foam, you may be entitled to a firefighting foam lawsuit. PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are linked to cancer, bone fractures, and decreased bone mineral density. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, contact TorHoerman Law today. They offer free consultations and will help you determine if you are eligible for a firefighting foam lawsuit.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam
A new study has linked PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The study included a group of 1,058 women, 470 of whom had been diagnosed with hypertension. The chemical group has been implicated in the development of several diseases, including cancer. Firefighting foam is a major source of PFAS chemicals.
In response to the growing concern about PFAS, the federal government is now being sued by the Sierra Club and other groups in the states that are impacted by PFAS pollution. The lawsuit aims to stop the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and hold polluters accountable.
The chemical group PFAS refers to a family of man-made chemicals that include thousands of different compounds. They are used in consumer products and industrial processes. Since these compounds do not break down, they circulate freely throughout the environment and pose a significant health risk. Firefighters are exposed to high levels of PFAS chemicals, including PFOA and PFOS.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam linked to cancer
Recent studies have linked exposure to PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam to an increased risk of developing cancer. A higher blood level of PFOA, a common chemical found in firefighting foam, is associated with a higher risk of several types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the immune system. The CDC has found a strong correlation between firefighters under 65 years old and prostate and bladder cancer. Those firefighters who are exposed to elevated levels of PFOA have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is associated with a higher overall mortality rate.
In a recent toxicological study, researchers linked higher blood levels of PFAS chemicals to increased risks of developing liver cancer and cirrhosis, two common forms of liver cancer. PFAS affect the immune system and can damage the liver, which filters out harmful chemicals from the body. If you or someone you know has developed cancer due to exposure to PFAS chemicals, you may be entitled to compensation.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam linked to bone fractures
PFAS chemicals are present in AFFF firefighting foam and have been linked to bone fractures in children and adults. They are also found in well water. The chemicals are persistent, meaning they do not break down over time and can accumulate in the body. It is not known if firefighters or the general public have been exposed to these chemicals, but the risks are clear. Companies that produce these chemicals didn’t care about human health; they just wanted to make money.
PFAS chemicals, also known as perfluoroalkyl substances, are found in firefighting foam and many other products. They don’t break down naturally and are widely used throughout the world. Many people have been exposed to PFAS chemicals, and lawsuits have been filed over their health effects. 3M recently settled a lawsuit with the state of Minnesota for $850 million. The settlement money will be used to invest in initiatives aimed at preventing human exposure to PFAS chemicals.
As a result of the findings, many fire departments around the country have stopped using PFAS chemicals in their firefighting foam. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now aware of the potential dangers of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and has made a commitment to eliminate them from military sites. In addition, the Navy is working on developing a new foam that does not contain PFAS chemicals.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam linked to bone mineral density
PFAS chemicals are found in firefighting foam, which are widely used for emergency services. These chemicals are highly toxic and have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. These chemicals are also found in many manufactured products and are ubiquitous in the environment.
These chemicals are persistent in the human body because they have a high chemical stability. Because of their long-term persistence, exposures to these chemicals can have negative health effects. Exposure to PFASs occurs through the skin, inhalation, or consumption of products containing them. Studies have shown that people exposed to these chemicals may experience an increased risk of developing cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, testicular cancer, kidney disease, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In addition to being a potential carcinogen, the chemicals in firefighting foam may also cause bone disease. Researchers at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute studied the effects of PFAS chemicals on bone density in adolescent boys. The researchers found that the exposure to PFASs can cause bone fractures and a host of orthopedic problems.