If you have suffered from injuries caused by firefighting foam, you may qualify for compensation through a class action lawsuit. These suits can recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP is accepting new clients in a national AFFF class action lawsuit.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam are linked to cancer
The PFAS chemicals used in firefighting foam have been linked to an increased risk of cancer in firefighters. The chemicals are found in groundwater, surface water, fish, and breast milk. These chemicals can also be found in carpet and cleaning products. Children are most susceptible to exposure through carpet and cleaning products.
Inhalation and skin contact are the main ways to absorb PFAS. They also accumulate in the body and remain in the soil and groundwater. They can also be ingested through food, such as contaminated fruits and vegetables. In some studies, these chemicals have also been found in drinking water. Firefighters who have been exposed to PFAS chemicals are at an increased risk of developing cancer and certain types of kidney cancer.
While the dangers of PFAS chemicals are not well known, it is believed that they are linked to a significant risk of cancer. These chemicals are known to weaken the immune system, induce inflammation, and increase cell proliferation. They have also been linked to cancer in laboratory animals.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam can cause bone fractures
In a recent study, scientists from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute found that the PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam may lead to bone fractures and reduced bone mineral density in adolescent boys. In addition, these chemicals have also been linked to various orthopedic disorders.
The study's findings also suggest that PFAS exposure may lead to cancers. Those afflicted with cancers are likely to receive a top settlement. In contrast, those exposed to PFAS chemicals but who have no evidence of exposure to the chemical are likely to be placed in the second or third tier. Those with no evidence or less serious injuries will probably receive lower settlement amounts. However, this information is just speculation, and there is no way to know the value of the settlements.
Firefighters in New York City face extreme risks every day. PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam have been linked to cancer and other severe health problems. Firefighters who are regularly exposed to these chemicals may develop kidney or pancreatic cancer.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam can cause infertility
The PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam may cause infertility, according to new research. The chemicals in these products may affect fertility by altering hormone levels and causing cancer. Some research indicates that exposure to these chemicals may also affect prostate cancer. The prostate is a gland that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It usually grows slowly and may not manifest itself for several years. However, symptoms can include a reduced stream of urine or a lump.
People who have suffered from cancer or infertility due to exposure to PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam may be able to file a lawsuit for damages. The compensation can cover medical bills, lost wages and future earning capacity, as well as loss of enjoyment of life. Some people may even be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in which they are the victim of the toxic effects of PFAS chemicals.
Although PFAS chemicals have been in use for over 40 years, the general public has only recently become aware of their dangers. They've been linked to numerous chronic health problems, including kidney disease, infertility, and impaired immune functions. Exposure to PFAS is now contaminating our food, air and water.
PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam can cause liver damage
Firefighting foam, or PFAS, is a man-made chemical that has been found to cause liver damage and cancer in some animals. PFAS chemicals are known to disrupt normal liver metabolism and contribute to fat accumulation in the liver, which increases the risk of cancer.
Several studies have examined the effects of PFAS on humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that PFAS can increase the risk of developing cancer. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Cancer Society have classified the PFAS chemicals used in firefighting foams as human carcinogens. While most of the PFAS lawsuits have involved firefighting foam, there are still several cases being filed in local jurisdictions.
Fortunately, PFAS chemicals have been banned in several states. Firefighting foam containing these chemicals is no longer used in many cities. California, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Vermont have all banned the use of PFAS chemicals, and the EPA says PFAS is found in breast milk in Seattle.