Who is Responsible for PFAS Contamination?
Many companies who have used PFAS in the manufacture of their products have not taken the necessary steps to prevent contamination, and many companies are continuing to take these steps to this day.
Government regulators including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have taken steps to address the problem of PFAS contamination, including a planned phaseout of PFOA and PFOS (2 of the most toxic and widely-used PFAS), as well as new proposed limits on other PFAS chemicals.
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Do I Need to be Sick to File a Claim?
No. Our lawyers are investigating an array of different claims against PFAS contaminators, including environmental claims. So even if you or a loved one hasn't been diagnosed with an illness related to PFAS exposure, you can still pursue a claim for environmental contamination of your neighborhood or property.
How Do I Know if My Area Has Been Contaminated?
Simply Google “PFAS contamination” and the name of your city. If there’s any mention of PFAS contamination, contact our law firm immediately so we can investigate the matter.
How Do I Know if My Illness is Linked to PFAS Contamination?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, liver damage, thyroid damage, decreased fertility, or high cholesterol, and your area has been linked to PFAS contamination, your injury may be associated. Contact our lawyers immediately so we can clarify further.
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How Do You Fight PFAS?
According to the CDC, PFAS are at low levels in some foods and in the environment (air, water, soil, etc.), so completely eliminating exposure is unrealistic. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t take action to reduce your risk of exposure.
One step you can take to reduce your exposure to PFAS is cooking and eating food at home. Every 100 calories of food per day eaten at home from non-restaurant sources was associated with decreased concentrations of all five PFASs, according to a recent study published in the Chemical Engineering Journal .
You can also avoid stain or water-resistant clothing or products, and stop using non-stick cookware, which all contain PFAS. Water contamination is another problem that can be addressed by using an activated carbon or reverse osmosis filter for your home’s drinking water.
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If you or a loved one was injured by PFAS contamination, you should contact our law firm immediately for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.