The detrimental effects of exposure to PFAS on the nervous system manifest themselves behaviorally as changes in mood and cognitive function. Because PFAS are highly toxic, they can wreak havoc on the nervous system over the years and, since they are forever chemicals, they remain in the body until the individual passes away, as they cannot be eliminated. Consequently, they can lead to the development of neurobehavioral performance deficits such as:
- depression of the central nervous system
- psychomotor deficits
- cognitive deficits
- disturbances of mood
On military bases, the main source of PFAS is the employment of aqueous film-forming foam, also known as AFFF, by military firefighters and trainees to put out jet fuel and petroleum fires. This is a very effective fire suppressant, but it is highly dangerous, as it contains tremendous amounts of PFAS that are inevitably released into the environment with use. If you were stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS and came to experience neurobehavioral performance deficits due to neurotoxicity, you might be eligible for compensation, which our law firm can help you recover. Similarly, if you are the family member of a member of the military who was stationed with them at one of these military bases and received this diagnosis, you may also qualify for compensation.