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Lawsuit for Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Government Remediation

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are commonly found in industrial processes, manufacturing, and household products, often in combination with other chemical compounds. These substances have been identified as carcinogens, potentially posing risks to individuals exposed to them due to pollution and the negligence of government entities. If you or your loved ones have experienced such exposure, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit.

At St. Clairsville Criminal Law Group, we specialize in representing clients who are seeking legal action against government entities for PFAS exposure and its associated effects. Our experienced St. Clairsville PFAS lawyer will guide you through the legal proceedings.

Due to excessive manufacturing and industrial use, PFAS and their chemical compounds have infiltrated public and private water supplies nationwide. This necessitates thorough and costly remediation efforts, a responsibility that should lie with the government.

The Use Of PFAs

PFAS finds significant applications in various industries, generating substantial revenue for companies like DuPoint and 3M. PFAS is used as a crucial component in stain repellents and water creation processes in the industrial sector, generating billions in annual revenue. Additionally, a secondary market exists where PFAS is utilized in lubricants, paints, spray-on coatings, and polishes, contributing millions in sales per year.

The extensive list of manufacturing processes where PFAS is heavily utilized includes flame retardant production, foam for extinguishers, pesticide formulation, ink production, hydraulic fluid for automotive and aerospace industries, copier and color components, medical devices, metal or chrome painting, non-stick cookware coating, and food packaging.

Consequences On Health

The health consequences of PFAS are both devastating for humans and wildlife. Exposure to this notable carcinogen can lead to serious health problems, such as testicular and kidney cancer. Additionally, other health issues associated with PFAS exposure include high cholesterol, pregnancy complications like pre-eclampsia, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, autoimmune diseases, mental impairment, developmental disabilities, blood disorders, and ulcerative colitis.

How PFAS Can Enter Water Supply?

The primary source of PFAS contamination in water supplies is from industrial waste discharge. This waste infiltrates rivers, streams, and soil, eventually seeping into underground aquifers. Due to its non-biodegradable nature, PFAS remains in the environment indefinitely.

PFAS is commonly found in fire suppressant foams, as well as being used as an industrial lubricant and hydraulic acid. Consequently, areas surrounding industrial sites, fire training facilities, and military bases are particularly vulnerable to contamination. For instance, contamination from PFAS has been discovered in the water supply of a former US Air Force Base in Michigan. According to a report published in the journal Environmental Research in August 2018, approximately 6 million Americans are exposed to PFAS-contaminated water.

The cost of removing PFAS from water supplies can exceed $1 million per year, posing a significant burden on affected communities. At St. Clairsville Criminal Law Group, our St. Clairsville criminal lawyers specialize in filing lawsuits against government entities to ensure access to uncontaminated water. You can connect with our St. Clairsville OVI lawyer today.

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