Firefighter Foam May Cause Cancer
If you or a loved one have had any interaction with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (also known as PFAS), please consider the adverse effects it may have on your health. PFAS are man-made chemical compounds found in many consumer products, including firefighting aqueous film-forming foam solutions.
The danger associated with firefighting foam is that it can accumulate and stay in the human body for an extended period. When this long-term exposure happens, it can produce negative health effects that include thyroid disease, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers.
It is important to know that you can absorb PFAS through the skin. It can be orally ingested and inhaled when it is exposed through the atmosphere. More details become available every day; along with that are ways in which you can stay away from exposure to it:
- Wear PPE when you are exposed and a proper breathing device
- Use cleaning wipes on areas that have been exposed to it
- Remove PPE that has been contaminated and properly bag it before you transport it to a new location
- Shower within one hour of exposure
These are things to be taken seriously. Make sure to take proper precautions when dealing with PFAS. Working with Robert J. DeBry & Associates to file a claim is the best way to pursue the compensation you may be owed if you or a loved one have experienced negative side effects from PFAS.
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