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Toxic Chemicals in AFFFs Allegedly Linked to Nearly 1000 Cancer Cases in Firefighters

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 9, 2021

As of January 19th, 2021, more than 950 product liability injury claims have been filed by current and former firefighters throughout the state of South Carolina against manufacturing giants 3M, Dupont, and Chemours, alleging that these particular companies were aware that their aqueous film-forming foams – a fire suppression system commonly used by firefighters and the United States military – contained extremely toxic, cancer-causing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but still chose to produce the foams and continued to do so for decades.

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