Even known as a cancer-causing agent, there are no federal drinking water standards for PFOA or PFOS as of 2018. PFOA is an industrial chemical, carcinogen, liver, developmental, and immune system toxicant, and medical experts note the alteration of human thyroid hormone levels.
And this chemical is in an alarming number of water sources, endangering the American public, and PFOA water contamination has already led to cases of kidney cancer and testicular cancer.
Perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly known as PFOA, is a chemical manufactured by 3M Company and used by industrials like DuPont and Honeywell.
The chemical is present in Teflon products, waterproof coatings and AFFF firefighting foams. Common household brands associated with PFOA include Teflon, STAINMASTER, Scotchgard, and SilverStone.
The chemical has a variety of uses, and yet it is extremely toxic and non-biodegradable, and lingers in thousands of water supplies across the country.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Water Contamination Attorney and Environmental Safety Lawyer investigating PFOA water contamination nationwide.
If you think you have been harmed by PFOA water contamination, or have a property affected by such industrial waste, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
In 2013, a panel of scientists gathered to study Mid-Ohio Valley communities and PFOA contamination from a DuPont plant in West Virginia. The study concluded that there was a “probable link” between toxic water contamination and the following diseases: high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
DuPont has since agreed to pay cancer victims and settled a class action lawsuit. Many Ohio residents are still being diagnosed with kidney cancer and testicular cancer in the following water districts:
PFOA resists environmental breakdown and remains stubborn in the human body, where it may accumulate and cause health complications. PFOA is used in the following applications:
Toxic exposure cases help empower employees to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies who are not serving their employees justly.
Water quality tests and soil samples are a good start to begin building a case. To learn more about the ways to begin legal proceedings against a major polluter, contact The Lyon Firm.
There may be hundreds of potential chemicals and contaminants that will affect a property’s value, but some major ones include benzene, asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, pesticides, and a host of waste byproducts.
If your property has dropped in value due to industrial activity and related pollution, you may have a claim to recover the loss of property value. To learn more, contact a legal professional.
If your groundwater has been affected by a nearby corporate polluter, you may be able to file a property contamination claim.
If your neighborhood or property is constantly smelling poorly due to a nearby industrial operation, a class action lawsuit may be filed against the company for polluting the air.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective product or recalled product to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.