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How can AFFF exposure affect my health?

Exposure to PFOS and PFOA, the toxic chemicals in AFFF, can lead to the development of multiple serious diseases over the years, including kidney cancer and bladder cancer.

answered by Gregory A. Cade

Exposure to the PFOS and PFOA in AFFF can lead to multiple cancers over the years

Contrary to popular belief, aqueous film-forming foam is not dangerous in and of itself, as it is the two groups of chemicals, PFOS and PFOA, in it which can endanger the health of a person. Unfortunately, because it contains these two groups of toxic agents, exposure to AFFF is dangerous and can lead to the development of multiple cancers over the course of several years, including:

However, these are not the only diseases exposure to PFOS and PFOA has been linked to. In addition to various forms of cancer, exposure to PFOS and PFOA can also cause the following diseases and conditions:

  • ulcerative colitis
  • lupus
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • cardiovascular disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • infectious disease
  • neurological disease
  • miscarriage
  • osteoarthritis
  • Crohn’s disease

Nevertheless, it is important to note that you qualify for compensation only if you developed one of the diseases in the first list, as a definitive causal relation between those diseases and exposure to PFOS and PFOA was found. Thereby, if you came to struggle with a form of cancer as a result of exposure to AFFF as a civilian or military firefighter, you are eligible for compensation from the companies which manufactured the product you were exposed to. It is worthy of note that it takes several years of exposure to PFOS and PFOA to develop a form of cancer and solid evidence of your exposure must exist in order to recover the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys provide quality legal assistance to the victims of AFFF exposure

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure, our attorneys will gladly help you obtain the money you are entitled to if you came to struggle with a form of cancer as a result of prolonged exposure to PFOS and PFOA. However, you should know that we can only provide legal assistance to firefighters and military personnel who were exposed to AFFF. Our attorneys will help you gather sufficient evidence to support the link between your disease and exposure to PFOS and PFOA in AFFF and will eventually file a lawsuit against the liable company. Within several months to one year, you will receive the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering.

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