PFAS Exposure Bad for Your Health – Were You Affected?
Forever chemicals didn’t start out that way; in fact, forever chemicals, or PFAs, have played a vital role in the saving of lives and buildings by acting as effective flame retardants. However, over the years, PFAs have been shown to linger in the human body for decades, setting the stage for the development of cancer. PFAs exposure has become a growing concern for many people are these chemicals are now being detected in drinking water all around the country. Citizens are concerned about how the government and organizations such as the EPA could let this happen, endangering the lives of children and adults alike.
Were you exposed to the forever chemicals PFAs and then went on to develop severe illnesses and even cancer? It is important to note that corporations are duty bound to ensure that the products they manufacture are safe for the public, failure to which and upon the sustaining of injuries or disease may be held liable for said injuries by way of a product liability lawsuit. If you or a loved one was exposed to PFAs and are currently battling illnesses, please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to receive your 100% FREE, no-commitment legal consultation into all things PFAs. Our toxic exposure attorneys have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience, so there’s nothing we haven’t seen. It’s important to act fast since these cases move fast, and all stages have deadlines. Call (773) 825-3651 TODAY to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation.
PFAS Exposure – How Does It Happen?
PFAs are a group of manmade chemicals that have been shown to be toxic to humans due to the carcinogenic nature of the compounds contained in these substances. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are made from the same compounds plastic is comprised of, and the molecules form strong carbon bonds that are impervious to natural degradation. PFAS find their way into our drinking water thanks to the run-off from oil refineries, airports, military bases and firefighting precincts, all of which are places that use aqueous film firefighting foam, which is primarily comprised of PFAS. In addition, many industries freely use PFAS, such as those that manufacture non stick coating, cleaning products as well as paint. These chemicals find their way into the sewage system, the air as well as the ground, slowly seeping into the water reservoirs contained underneath.
PFAS have been shown to cause:
- Various cancers such as kidney, testicular, breast, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer
- Hormonal problems such as cystitis and polycystic ovary syndrome
- An increase in one’s cholesterol levels
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Increase in asthma incidences
- Resistance to a number of childhood vaccines
- Low fertility and pregnancy complications
- Growth and development issues in children and infants
PFAS Exposure Lawyers – Call Us Today!
If you live near any military installations, industries that produce the products listed above, or lived near a firefighting precinct, you may be able to file a PFAS exposure class action lawsuit. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options for compensation, the settlement amounts you can typically receive and how to get started with your claim. We look forward to hearing from you.