IS YOUR DRINKING WATER CAUSING CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER SERIOUS DISEASES?
Your community’s water supply, along with many around the United States, has become tainted with so-called "forever chemicals." Also known as PFAS, these substances have become pervasive throughout the natural environment, resulting in contaminated groundwater and drinking water.
WHAT ARE PFAS?
PFAS (Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are part of a family of man-made, toxic chemicals that have been used for decades. They can be found in non-stick cookware, stain resistant fabrics, waterproof clothing, and food containers, as well as in many industrial processes. People can also be exposed to PFAS through the air, soil, and water. Unlike many other substances, PFAS chemicals do not break down naturally in the environment or in living tissue. PFAS are called “forever chemicals” because they persist in our environment potentially forever, and they can accumulate in the human body.
YOUR WATER SUPPLY
Several New Jersey Township municipal water supplies and well water supplies in your area have tested positive for these PFAS or forever chemicals. These test results exceed the maximum allowable concentrations established by the government.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF PFAS EXPOSURE
While our knowledge of the effects of this toxic chemical on the human body is still in its infancy, studies conclude that elevated PFAS blood levels may be associated with several cancers, such as:
- Bladder Cancer
- Blood Cancer (any leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma)
- Breast Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
There may also be links to other serious illnesses, such as:
- Birth Defects
- Low Infant Birth Weight
- Developmental Delays
- Thyroid Disease – Hypo and Hyperthyroidism
- Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
- Kidney Failure (Dialysis)
- Cardio-Vascular Disease
The Center for Disease Control has indicated that these forever chemicals can also interfere with the body’s hormones and immune system, leading to:
- A Suppressed Immune System
- Hormonal Disruptions
If your injuries or medical conditions are severe, you could potentially file a personal injury lawsuit and might receive compensation for medical bills and other expenses. You could also receive compensation for physical or emotional pain and suffering. Speaking with a PFAS lawyer can help you learn what types of compensation you could receive.
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