Arizona AFFF Toxin Lawsuit
AFFF – Aqueous Film Forming Foam – is a fire fighting foam used to put out petroleum-based fires. This foam has been used for over 50 years at military bases, oil rigs, airports, and other locations which store large amounts of oil and gas.
The foam effects people who have never been around it because the main compounds in AFFF are unbreakable in nature. This means that once these chemicals get into the environment, the harmful chemicals in them can stay around forever until someone consumes it.
Areas Effected by AFFF Exposure in Arizona
When AFFF is discharged, remnants of the foam either get soaked up by the surrounding environment or is washed into drains which eventually makes its way into larger bodies of water and ultimately makes its way into our drinking water.
In Arizona, the following areas have tested for high levels of the carcinogenic chemical compounds of AFFF:
- Tucson, AZ
- Phoenix, AZ
- Pima County
In Pima County, the water system in Marana, AZ tested high for contamination along with other private wells in the area.
Cancers Caused by AFFF
One of the main components in AFFF is a class of fluorinated compounds with strong elemental bonds called PFAS. The specific PFAS compounds found in AFFF are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid). PFOA and PFOS are known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not break down naturally. This means that these chemicals can stay in the environment or water systems forever until they are eventually consumed. Once consumed, the chemicals will stay in the body forever. Here are the cancers linked to AFFF exposure:
- Breast Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Filing an AFFF Lawsuit in Arizona
Those who have been diagnosed with either Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, or Testicular Cancer and may have been exposed to AFFF in the contaminated areas listed above may be eligible for compensation. The consultation is free and you don’t pay unless we win. Chat with us on our website or fill out the form on this page and a member of our team will contact you immediately. You can also reach us at (212) 566-7500.