PRODUCT: Firefighting Foam
A firefighting foam, known as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), contains dangerous chemicals which may be linked to cancer cases. The durable and lasting effect of such dangerous chemicals does not allow the environment or body to break them down over time and chemicals remain in and affect the body for years to come. Because of this, it may remain in the body for years. AFFF, containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), is intended to assist in extinguishing petroleum or fuel-based fires and has assisted first responders and firefighters in their occupation for decades.
Firefighting foam has been used on military bases, airport properties and within firefighter organizations for years. Chemicals in firefighting foam may weaken one’s immune system and may cause additional injuries beyond cancer, such as fertility issues, pregnancy issues in females, lasting liver damage, breathing concerns, and many more.
Related Injuries/Cancer Types Affiliated with PFAS
- Ulcerative colitis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Liver cancer
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Breast cancer
- Various types of tumors and cysts
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING FIREFIGHTING FOAM CANCER CASES
Manufacturers of firefighting foam, AFFF, may have been aware of the chemical use in firefighting foam products for years, but been negligent in the use of their product and the long-term effects it may have on human health.
Reputable health sources and official organizations, such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recognized and addressed that dangerous chemicals, including PFAS, may have ties to cancer cases in firefighters and first responders.
If diagnosed with cancer or suffering from another disease and injury following exposure to firefighting foam, the cost of treatment may be extreme–not to mention the long-lasting health concerns and effects it may have.
FIREFIGHTING FOAM CASES
The Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm is handling firefighting foam (AFFF) cases for those who have been exposed to such a chemically dangerous product. If you or a loved one has been affected by the use or exposure of firefighting foam, we want to evaluate your potential case. Please call us for a no-cost consultation at (702) 745-8555, or complete our online Free Case Review Form.
Call us today if you know someone who has been exposed to firefighting foam and diagnosed with cancer.
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