Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals used in various consumer products and industrial applications for their resistance to heat, water, and oil.
Commonly found in non-stick cookware, food packaging, stain-resistant fabrics, and firefighting foams, PFAS are known for their persistence in the environment and the human body, earning them the nickname "forever chemicals." Exposure to PFAS has been linked to health issues like cancer, hormone disruption, and immune system effects. The widespread presence and persistence of PFAS in water, soil, and air raise significant environmental and public health concerns. Addressing PFAS pollution involves regulatory measures, developing safer alternatives, and cleanup efforts to reduce their impact and prevent further contamination.
The PFAS lawsuit involves legal actions filed by individuals, communities, or government entities against companies that manufacture or use per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals found in a range of products like firefighting foam, nonstick cookware, and more. These lawsuits allege that PFAS exposure has led to adverse health effects, environmental contamination, and property damage. Plaintiffs often claim that manufacturers knew about the risks associated with PFAS but failed to adequately warn the public. The lawsuits seek compensation for medical expenses, cleanup costs, and damages related to health issues or property devaluation. These legal actions underscore concerns about the regulation, transparency, and accountability of companies using or producing PFAS chemicals, as well as the broader environmental and public health consequences of PFAS contamination. Below you will find a collection of news articles on this topic.