Wyoming AFFF Attorneys
AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) is a firefighting foam which is usually stored in areas of high risk for petroleum-based fires like airports or military bases. Usually, exposure would only be a risk for anyone who is direct contact with a substance but people who have never seen or been around AFFF can still be at risk of exposure.
AFFF is made from a class of fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. The specific PFAS chemicals found in AFFF are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid). PFAS and PFOA are known to some as ‘forever chemicals’ because they are non-biodegradable, which means that they cannot be broken down in the environment or in the human body.
AFFF Links to Cancer
So when AFFF is used on a fire, or even spilled, it can be absorbed into the surrounding environment forever. When remnants of AFFF are being cleaned up, they get hosed into the drains which will ultimately end up in the drinking water. That’s how carcinogenic PFOA and PFOS end up in our bodies.
- Testicular Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Breast Cancer
Which Areas of Wyoming Are At Risk?
The following locations have tested for high levels of PFOA and/or PFOS in their water systems:
- Cheyenne Regional Airport in Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Laramie County, Wyoming
When locations that store AFFF tests high for ‘forever chemicals,’ it means that the surrounding areas are also at risk of being exposed.
AFFF Lawsuit in Wyoming
Those who have been diagnosed with either Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, or Breast Cancer and either live or work near the contaminated locations 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.