Firefighting is a noble profession, one that saves countless lives every year. However, the very substances used to battle blazes are now under scrutiny for their potentially devastating health effects. Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) has been an essential tool in fighting Class B fires involving flammable liquids. But what if the substance created to save lives is also endangering them? With a rising tide of concerns about its health implications, particularly the risk of cancer, people are beginning to question the safety of AFFF. This comprehensive guide aims not only to answer the pressing question on everyone's mind: "Does AFFF cause cancer?" but also to explore the intricate details surrounding its use, chemical composition, health risks, and legal landscape. For those impacted by AFFF, this information isn't just academic—it's a matter of life and death.
Senior Associate, Livingston & Charles LLP