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FIrefighting Foam

Firefighting foam is a chemical foam used to extinguish petroleum and jet fuel fires. This foam has been used for 60+ years by firefighters, military, and airports. However, while the foam (AFFF) cuts off the oxygen the fire needs to burn, it also contains chemicals (PFAS ) linked to cancer. In fact, The American Cancer society and EPA have both have noted that this chemical may be linked to cancer.

Cancers Associated with PFAS Include:

  • Kidney or renal cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Prostate cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer (colon and/or rectal cancer)