Colorado AFFF Contamination
AFFF – Aqueous Film Forming Foam – is a suppressant that has been used by firefighters, the military, and in airports for over 50 years to fight petroleum fires. When AFFF is used and discharged, it can get into the surrounding environment and into the drains which eventually ends up pooling in with drinking water.
AFFF is made of PFOA and PFOS chemicals. These chemicals are used by Scotchgard, Teflon, and StainMaster to make non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, cosmetics, and more. These chemicals are important in these products because they are very strong and resistant. However, for our bodies, they are too strong and resilient because they are non-biodegradable which means they wreak havoc in organs and bloodstreams.
Exposure to AFFF has been linked to the following side effects:
- Prostate Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Liver Cancer
Areas of Colorado with AFFF Contamination
Below are a list of areas with the most concerning levels of AFFF in Colorado:
- City of Fountain in El Paso County
- Peterson Air Force Base located adjacent to Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
- Security Water & Sanitation District near Colorado Springs, CO
- Widefield Water & Sanitation District near Colorado Springs, CO
Filing an AFFF Contamination Lawsuit in Colorado
Those who live in the areas listed above and have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer or Prostate Cancer could be eligible for compensation. For a free consultation, fill out the form on this page, use the chat box to speak with a representative or give us a call at (212) 566-7500. You don’t pay unless we win.