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AFFF Cancer Lawsuit. In this article, I am going to address and explain the epidemic of water contamination and the serious diseases and life-threatening cancers that people who have been exposed to PFAS, and AFFF. Finally, I’ll provide information on how to file an AFFF Cancer Lawsuit.
AFFF Cancer Lawsuit

AFFF Cancer Lawsuit. AFFF is linked to serious diseases and deadly cancers. Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

What is Aqueous film-forming foam?

Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant used to extinguish flammable liquid fires, including petrol, oil, and other types of hydrocarbon-based fires. It is called “aqueous film forming” because it forms a barrier—a film of water—over the surface of the flammable liquid, which helps to cool the fire and prevent the vapor release that feeds the flames.

However, concerns have been raised about the environmental and health impacts of some of the chemical components used in AFFF, particularly per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are persistent in the environment and have been linked to serious health issues.

AFFF Cancer Lawsuit

A former Air Force firefighter, who was exposed to AFFF used to fight petroleum fires throughout his career filed a lawsuit alleging testicular cancer as a result of AFFF.

Gary Flook and his wife, Linda, filed their complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, claiming personal injury against several chemical and safety equipment manufacturing companies as defendants, including 3M Company, BASF Corporation, and others.

According to Flook, as well as several other similar lawsuits brought by firefighters diagnosed with other types of cancer, the manufacturers have withheld important safety warnings about the health risks associated with toxic chemicals in AFFF.

Flook, of Indiana, claims that he was exposed to AFFF while serving as a firefighter in the Air Force from 1977 to 2014. Flook also served as a volunteer firefighter from 1982 to 2019, where he again dealt with and handled the toxic firefighter foam.

In February 2000, Flook was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent surgery to remove his testicles, and received chemotherapy.

Flook’s lawsuit alleges manufacturers knew the firefighting foam products contained toxic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS); both of which have been linked to increased risk of cancer.

According to Flook, during his use of Defendants’ AFFF products containing PFOA and/or PFOS and/or their precursor chemicals, he ingested the products, and the chemicals entered his body. Flook further notes that at no point during his training or career did he receive any warning that Defendants’ AFFF products containing PFOA and/or PFOS and/or their precursor chemicals were toxic or carcinogenic.

What are the dangers with AFFF?

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