What exactly is the lawsuit about?

Toxic chemicals used to create aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) have contaminated groundwater at military facilities and airfields around the country. Due to the cost of cleaning it up and the potential health risks to residents in such areas, officials who discover this chemical in local water sources usually need to pursue legal action.

It has been claimed that the firefighting foam the military uses in training scenarios includes hazardous chemicals that infiltrate into water sources. Damage claims are being filed against foam producers by people living on or near military bases who were exposed to tainted water.

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According to the study, the foam includes “extremely hazardous and carcinogenic compounds” known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS), which have been associated with a number of malignancies and other problems. Defense installations have allegedly told civilians in the surrounding area not to use their tap water for anything, including cooking and drinking. Some base inhabitants have even claimed they were advised against getting pregnant.

Firefighting foam is extremely harmful to your health:

  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Increased liver enzymes.
  • Preeclampsia
  • Breast cancer
  • Skeletal variations

You can take action if you live close to a military installation and are exposed to any form of health risk.