PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been widely used in consumer and industrial products, including firefighting foams, non-stick cookware, food packaging, and textiles. Unfortunately, PFAS are also known for their persistence and bioaccumulation in the environment and human bodies. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to serious health problems, including cancer, immune system dysfunction, and developmental and reproductive issues. 
The widespread contamination of PFAS in drinking water, soil, and air has become a growing concern for public health and environmental protection. There is also a legal battle underway to hold PFAS manufacturers and users accountable for the harm caused by these chemicals. These chemicals can be directly traced to their manufacturers due to the PFAS unique identification. Furthermore, the signature injuries are testicular cancer, kidney cancer and ulcerative colitis. 
Some legal aspects to consider:
Product Liability: PFAS manufacturers may be liable for failing to warn the public of the dangers of PFAS, or for misrepresenting the safety and benefits of their products. Victims of PFAS exposure may have a legal claim for product liability, negligence, or fraud against the manufacturers.
Toxic Torts: PFAS contamination can lead to toxic tort claims, where victims seek compensation for damages from exposure to hazardous substances. This can include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses.
Class-Action Lawsuits: Community-based class-action suits have been filed against PFAS manufacturers and users, alleging that they polluted the environment and caused harm to individuals and communities. These cases often involve damages for property value loss, medical monitoring, and cleanup costs, among others.
Environmental Law: State and federal environmental agencies are stepping up their efforts to regulate PFAS and enforce environmental laws against polluters. This can include fines, penalties, and remediation orders.
If you believe you have been exposed to PFAS and suffered health problems or property damages as a result, it is important to seek legal advice from experienced attorneys who specialize in environmental and toxic tort law. They can help you assess your legal options and pursue the compensation and justice you deserve. Don’t let PFAS contamination go unnoticed and unpunished.
Date: June 15, 2023
Author: Brandon Salter