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Can those near military bases also recover AFFF compensation?

If you were exposed to AFFF by living in close proximity to a military base, which used the product, you do not qualify for compensation, as only firefighters and military personnel can take legal action.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Unfortunately, compensation is available only for firefighters and military personnel who were directly exposed to AFFF

In the regrettable event that you live in close proximity to a military base which uses AFFF and came to struggle with a disease as a result of drinking contaminated water or of breathing polluted air, you do not qualify for compensation, as exposure must be occupational or military for one to become eligible for filing a lawsuit. While we are aware that you can develop a disease from drinking water which contains PFOS and PFOA, the two dangerous chemicals in AFFF, we regret to let you know that you are not eligible for applying for compensation in this situation, as only firefighters and military personnel who were directly exposed to AFFF can file a lawsuit against the company which manufactured the hazardous product.

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