Firefighting Foam is used by firefighters, airports and the military. Numerous fire departments have stopped using firefighting foam, however United States Military bases may be continuing the use of firefighter foam. Aqueous film forming foam or AFFF is commonly used to combat liquid fires. The AFFF foam fights a liquid fire by almost creating a blanket that can extinguish the fire and stops the fire from receiving oxygen. Without oxygen, the fire is extinguished.
AFFF chemicals, once exposed to the environment, may contaminate the groundwater, surface water and even the soil.
Firefighting Foam and the chemicals which make up the foam have been associated with:
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
If you are or have been a firefighter, military member or airport worker and you may have been exposed to AFFF, you could be able to file a lawsuit for compensation.