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AFFF Kidney Cancer Risk: What You Need to Know About Firefighting Foam

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  July 20, 2020   |  

Does AFFF cause kidney cancer? Several alarming studies have linked AFFF (also known as firefighting foam) to cancer. In this blog post, we’ll look closer at the potential link between AFFF and kidney cancer — a serious risk for firefighters (both civilian and military), airport workers, and property owners near airports and military installations.

AFFF and Kidney Cancer: What’s the Connection?

AFFF (aqueous film forming foam), also known as firefighting foam, contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances or “PFAS.” PFAS are known to cause cancer, and it is believed there is a serious AFFF kidney cancer risk.

What’s the connection between AFFF and kidney cancer?

Research Supports AFFF Kidney Cancer Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “People exposed to high levels [of PFAS] may have increased risk of kidney cancer.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer has also classified PFAS chemicals as possibly carcinogenic, meaning they may cause cancer in humans.

AFFF Kidney Cancer Risk - Firefighting Foam and Kidney CancerThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also warned that PFAS — such as the kind contained in AFFF firefighting foam — may cause cancer. According to the EPA, “Studies indicate that PFOA and PFOS [common PFAS chemicals] can cause reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects in laboratory animals,” and “Both chemicals have caused tumors in animals.”

Research into the connection between PFAS and kidney cancer is ongoing.

A recent study determined that “elevated levels of PFAS in the body corresponded to a higher incidence of testicular and kidney cancers.”

To be clear, the connection between AFFF and kidney cancer is the subject of ongoing research, but recent studies indicate that AFFF exposure may cause kidney cancer.

Firefighters are at particularly high risk of developing kidney cancer potentially due to PFAS exposure from AFFF firefighting foam. Airport personnel and property owners living near military bases and airports may also be at elevated AFFF kidney cancer risk.

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Firefighting Foam Kidney Cancer Risk: Legal Options for Victims

A jury recently deadlocked in a trial considering whether exposure to PFAS contamination caused a woman’s kidney cancer, however AFFF cancer lawsuits continue to be filed.

If you believe exposure to PFAS-containing firefighter foam caused your kidney cancer, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with an AFFF cancer attorney.

We are also investigating claims involving AFFF firefighting foam exposure and testicular cancer.

The consultation is free, there is no obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation in your AFFF kidney cancer case.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.

“Those who have suffered from kidney cancer or testicular cancer potentially due to AFFF deserve justice and now is the time to have your claim investigated.”

Gene Riddle, managing partner and attorney, Riddle & Brantley 

Firefighting Foam Kidney Cancer - AFFF Kidney Cancer Lawsuits - Riddle & BrantleyRiddle & Brantley has been fighting to hold manufacturers of potentially dangerous products like AFFF firefighting foam accountable for decades, and we would love to help you if we can.

Our team is led by injury attorney Gene Riddle, who has been recognized for his experience and expertise by such organizations as Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and has a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).

Since 1985, we’ve recovered millions in compensation for those injured due to negligence and dangerous products (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Our firm is actively investigating claims that AFFF firefighting foam caused kidney cancer and testicular cancer — for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an AFFF cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

The consultation is free, there is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your AFFF kidney cancer claim or AFFF testicular cancer claim.

You deserve justice and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.


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