Studies on laboratory animals suggest that PFAS may cause some cancers in those animals following prolonged exposure to relatively high levels. Once in the body, these compounds persist for long periods of time, even after exposure stops.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it takes around five years for half of an ingested dose of PFAS to be eliminated from the body. So, these compounds have the potential to reach levels that can lead to adverse health effects.
Negative outcomes on health associated with PFAS exposure have become a significant concern for veterans and service members in recent years as the Department of Defense has admitted that PFAS-containing foams contaminated the drinking water of dozens of military bases around the country.
In addition to PFAS, there were other dangerous chemicals present on military bases and installations that active-duty service members and their families (spouses and children) may have been exposed to, such as:
PFAS chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries in the U.S. since the 1940s, were found to contaminate drinking water and groundwater not only at the military bases and airports where they have been used but in the nearby communities as well.
Given their persistence, bioaccumulation potential, and toxicity, constant exposure to PFAS during firefighting situations as well as through public water systems and drinking water wells will cause these human-made chemicals to build up in the blood to very high levels. Experts say it's possible that PFAS chemicals act as a favorable factor in the development of blood diseases, including leukemia - cancer of the blood or bone marrow.
If you experience symptoms such as pain in the bones or joints, swollen lymph nodes, unexplained fatigue, poor appetite, and weight loss, see your family doctor and let him/her know if you lived or worked at contaminated military bases.
In the regrettable event that you were stationed at one of the following military bases with your husband or by yourself as a female member of the military and came to struggle with leukemia, we will help you recover the financial compensation you deserve by filing a toxic exposure claim.
Service members and their families who have been injured because of exposure to toxic chemicals face particular difficulties in proving human chemical exposures and in seeking compensation for their injuries. They have to rely on data from monitoring of the water, food, or land and to show that chemicals were present at the time of the alleged exposure. Our case managers have the experience necessary to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to compensation.
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