Firefighting Foam (AFFF)
Known officially as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), firefighting foam creates a blanket that cuts off the fuel from the oxygen it needs to burn. To help smother the fire, chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were, and in some circumstances, still are used. Major health organizations like The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have noted that certain PFAS may be linked to cancer in firefighters. In fact, the EPA has classified PFAS as “emerging contaminants,” meaning they are likely dangerous to human health.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the serious side effects caused by using firefighting foam (AFFF), please contact The Law Center. Fill out the form or call 866-465-1419 to learn if you are eligible to join a firefighting foam lawsuit.