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Who Qualifies for Financial Compensation for Exposure to Firefighting Foam?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people can be exposed to PFAS / PFOS every day by consuming contaminated water, swallowing contaminated soil or dust and even inhaling household dust.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

PFOS/PFAS are highly persistent in the environment and can travel long distances, move through the soil, seep into groundwater, or be carried through the air

Those who served as airport or military firefighters, workers involved in making or processing PFOS/PFAS, or individuals who lived near U.S. military bases, airports or other industrial sites where fire-suppressant foam was used, and have been diagnosed with kidney, pancreatic, or testicular cancer, are entitled to monetary compensation for their injuries.

PFAS in the foam are contaminating drinking water, waterways, soil, and individuals living around firefighting training areas, aircraft crash sites, military airport hangars, chemical plants, and oil refineries.

Consequently, people can get exposed to PFOS or PFOA in everyday life through ingestion of drinking water affected by AFFF runoff, indoor and outdoor air, and direct contact with products that contain these chemicals.

*The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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