PFAS, or Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, are synthetic chemicals that have been widely used in various industries since the mid-20th century. These substances are valued for their water and grease resistance, leading to their use in products like firefighting foams, non-stick cookware, and waterproof textiles.
The prevalence of PFAS in consumer products and industrial processes has resulted in their widespread presence in the environment, including water sources and soil. Unfortunately, PFAS are highly persistent and can accumulate in the human body and the environment, raising concerns about potential health risks.
Exposure to PFAS has been associated with various health issues, including developmental problems in infants and children, liver damage, thyroid disease, and certain types of cancers. Additionally, PFAS have been detected in drinking water supplies, leading to significant public health concerns.
Government agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state authorities, have been actively addressing the risks associated with PFAS contamination. They have set guidelines and regulations to manage and reduce PFAS exposure, particularly in drinking water and wastewater.
Wastewater treatment plant owners face unique challenges concerning PFAS contamination. The presence of PFAS in wastewater streams can pose environmental risks and may lead to potential liabilities for plant owners.
At Linville Law, we have a dedicated legal team handling PFAS-related cases. Our legal services cover toxic tort representation in PFAS-related matters. If you believe you or your community have been affected by PFAS contamination, don't hesitate to reach out to our team. Contact us today for a confidential consultation to discuss your legal options and how we can assist you.
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P.O. Box 76360Atlanta, GA 30358-1360