PFAS Cancer Lawsuits: What You Should Know

PFAS chemicals, known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of man-made toxic chemicals that exist nearly everywhere in the environment. PFASs also have been found at many military installations across the U.S. because they were used to make firefighting foams, such as AFFF, that release PFOS into groundwater.

What is PFAS?

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in a variety of industries since the 1950s. These chemicals are resistant to heat, oil, water, and stains, which makes them ideal for use in many products, including nonstick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics and carpets, food packaging, and firefighting foams.

Although PFAS are considered safe for use in small amounts, exposure to high levels of these chemicals has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer. In recent years, a number of PFAS cancer lawsuits have been filed against companies that manufacture or use PFAS-containing products, alleging that exposure to these products caused cancer in the plaintiffs.

What Are The PFAS Health Effects?

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If you have been diagnosed with cancer and believe that it may be related to your exposure to PFAS-containing products, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Cancer is just one of the many health problems linked to PFAS exposure.

What is the Connection Between PFAS and Cancer?

Studies have shown that PFAS can accumulate in the human body and stay there for years, causing a variety of health problems. One of the most serious is cancer.

Exposure to PFAS has been linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including kidney cancer, testicular cancer, and ovarian cancer. The mechanism by which PFAS causes cancer is not completely understood, but it is believed that the chemicals interfere with the body's hormones, potentially leading to cell damage and tumor growth.