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Is AFFF still being used?

Yes, AFFF is still being used nationwide by civilian and military firefighters to extinguish fires stemming from flammable liquids and gases such as jet fuel and petroleum.

The formula of the fire suppressant was devised by the U.S. Navy and the 3M Company in 1966. Since then, it has been widely used across the country.

However, a sliver of hope is the Pentagon announcing it will phase out AFFF use in the military by October 2024. While this is great news for military firefighters, civilian firefighters remain at high risk of developing terrible diseases as a consequence of exposure to the PFAS in the fire suppressant. Even though AFFF is used by civilian firefighters only in emergency situations, they are still at high risk of coming to struggle with crippling diseases, as low-dose exposure also has a connection with many illnesses.

File your AFFF exposure claim with the assistance of Atraxia Law

If you are or were a civilian or military firefighter and now struggle with a disease related to AFFF exposure, do not hesitate to give Atraxia Law a call. Our team of experts will gladly help you find out whether you are entitled to financial compensation. The only documents we will request are your employment or military records and your medical records. Eligible individuals will promptly be put in touch with a specialized attorney.