Firefighting foam manufacturers are currently in the legal spotlight due to the products’ dangerous chemical properties. Cancer lawsuits related to firefighting foam have accused major manufacturers of hiding information about these products’ dangers for decades to boost their profits.
AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam), or firefighting foam, has been linked to increased cancer risk among people who used or were exposed to the product. Exposure can occur by ingesting water contaminated with chemicals from the foam or through direct contact with the foam at work. Firefighting foams are sold and made by some of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers, including Chemours, Chemguard, 3M, Dupont, and many others.
People exposed to the harmful chemicals found in firefighting foam can hold the negligent manufacturers accountable for their injuries. AFFF has mainly affected people who unknowingly drank contaminated water and firefighters who were in direct contact with the foam.
If you have been exposed to firefighting foam chemicals and were diagnosed with cancer, The Guardian Legal Network can connect you with an experienced firefighting foam lawyer.