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What is firefighting foam made of?

The fire suppressant AFFF is usually created by combining foaming agents with fluorinated surfactants. PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals, are the active ingredient in fluorinated surfactants.

The concentration of PFAS in AFFF ranges from 50% to 98%, making the fire suppressant a major health threat to civilian and military firefighters who use it. PFAS are harmful chemicals known to negatively impact our health.

They do not break down easily in the environment, groundwater, wildlife, or our bodies. PFAS have a strong association with negative health impacts in humans, including cancer.

Possible sources of occupational exposure to PFAS among firefighters include turnout gear, AFFF, and air and dust at both the fire scene and fire station. Exposure to PFAS can occur by inhalation and ingestion. If you are or were a civilian or military firefighter and now struggle with a disease related to AFFF exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact us, as you might be eligible to file a claim and recover financial compensation.

Atraxia Law will gladly evaluate your AFFF exposure claim

Our expert team has over 35 years of experience in assessing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, so we also have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you find out if you are eligible to file a claim for AFFF exposure. To have your case evaluated, you will only need to send in your employment or military records and your medical records. Eligible individuals will be promptly directed toward a reputable, specialized attorney.