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AFFF Testicular Cancer Risk: Firefighting Foam Danger

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  July 21, 2020   |  

AFFF, also known as aqueous film-forming foam, or “firefighting foam,” may cause cancer. Research shows there may be significant AFFF testicular cancer risk, with firefighters (both civilian and military), airport personnel, and property owners near military bases and airports at heightened risk. In this blog post, we’ll look at the potential AFFF testicular cancer risk and discuss research indicating a connection between firefighting foam and testicular cancer.

AFFF and Testicular Cancer: What’s the Connection?

AFFF Testicular Cancer Risk - Firefighting Foam and Testicular CancerFor decades, firefighters have used AFFF (“firefighting foam”) to suppress high-temperature fires, often those involving jet fuel or other petroleum-based accelerants. AFFF is very effective, however a growing amount of research connects firefighting foam and cancer, including testicular cancer and kidney cancer.

AFFF contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are known by many scientific organizations as potentially cancer-causing. AFFF testicular cancer risk may be especially heightened.

PFAS are classified as “emerging contaminants” by the Environmental Protection Agency, which says the chemicals may pose a danger to human life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “people exposed to high levels [of PFAS] may have increased risk of kidney cancer.” Testicular cancer potentially caused by PFAS is also a major concern. In one recent study, researchers concluded that “elevated levels of PFAS in the body corresponded to a higher incidence of testicular and kidney cancers.”

Cancers potentially caused by PFAS in firefighting foam include:

  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • Other lymphomas
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Breast cancer

Firefighting Foam Testicular Cancer Risk: Elevated Among Firefighters

AFFF has been used by firefighters for decades, primarily to suppress fires at airports and military installations. Firefighting foam testicular cancer risk has been highlighted in several recent studies that suggest elevated levels of PFAS in firefighters may be linked to exposure to AFFF firefighting foam.

In one 2015 study, researchers found that levels of PFAS were “three times higher” in the blood of southern California firefighters compared to levels in the general population.

Another study potentially linking AFFF and testicular cancer found similarly elevated levels of PFAS in firefighters.

Other populations potentially at risk for developing testicular and other types of cancer due to PFAS exposure include airport personnel and property owners who live near airports where AFFF runoff can occur, contaminating nearby well and public water sources.

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AFFF and Testicular Cancer: Do You Have a Firefighting Foam Cancer Claim?

Firefighting Foam Testicular Cancer - AFFF Testicular Cancer Lawsuits - Riddle & BrantleyIf you’ve suffered from testicular cancer (or kidney cancer) after exposure to AFFF (firefighting foam), you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

Our AFFF cancer lawsuit lawyers can help. We’ve been holding manufacturers accountable for potentially dangerous products like firefighting foam for decades. Our attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience and we would love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

For a FREE consultation concerning your potential AFFF testicular cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.

We are also investigating claims related to AFFF kidney cancer.

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

Those who have suffered from testicular cancer (or another type of cancer like kidney cancer) after exposure to PFAS-containing AFFF firefighting foam deserve justice.

Our firefighting foam cancer lawyers are led by Gene Riddle, an award-winning attorney who is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Super Lawyers, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award (see disclaimer below).

Gene and his team of injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of negligence and dangerous products (see disclaimer below).

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

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For a FREE consultation with an AFFF cancer lawyer about your potential AFFF testicular cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 today. 

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We will review your claim, advise you on your legal options, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for your right to justice and compensation.

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