Georgia AFFF Exposure Lawyers
Georgia is one of many states across the nation with high levels of AFFF found in local drinking water systems. AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) has been used as an oil-fire suppressant for over 50 years in airports, chemical plants, oil rigs, military bases and other areas where large amounts of petroleum is usually stored.
Cancers Linked to AFFF
The chemicals that make up AFFF are also known as ‘forever chemicals’ due their strong elemental bonds which makes them non-biodegradable. These chemicals are known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the CDC reports that they have been found in most Americans including newborns. The specific PFAS chemicals found in AFFF are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). PFOA and PFOS have been linked to the following cancers:
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Which Georgia Water Systems Have Been Contaminated?
The following areas have tested for high levels of PFOA and PFOS on their base:
- Moody Air Force Base in Lowndes County
- Robins Air Force Base in Houston County
Those who have been exposed to AFFF foam directly or the drinking water in these areas are at high risk of PFOS and PFOA cancer-linked side effects. The surrounding areas of these Air force Bases may also be at risk since AFFF is absorbed into the surrounding environment and washed into drains after usage which eventually leads into larger bodies of drinking water.
File an AFFF Lawsuit with Douglas & London
Those in Georgia near the areas listed above who have either been diagnosed with Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Breast Cancer, or Kidney Cancer 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.