- National Rural Water Association PFAS Contamination Class Action Compliant by Matthew M. Lavin
- Diseases linked to PFOA exposure: Epidemiology and biomarkers of PFOA by Tony Fletcher of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Tennessee Riverkeeper is calling for the Wheeler Reservoir of the Tennessee River to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list, which names the country's most hazardous waste site. Industrial chemicals PFOA and PFOS have been linked to health risks, including cancer, liver damage and immune-system effects according to the EPA.
- Ohio judge ruled that the cases of two Plaintiffs exposed to PFOA who developed testicular cancer can now move forward against DuPont in litigation that will likely indicate the future of PFOA exposure cases.
Helping Water Districts and treatment plants Recoup the Cost of PFAS Contamination Clean Up & Remediation
Polluters need to be held accountable for their contamination, which water districts must remediate with their own customer money. At Napoli Shkolnik, we represent water districts and treatment plants throughout the U.S. and help them recoup the costs of remediating their systems due to PFAS contamination (as well as other contaminants caused polluters.
How PFAS Affect Clean Water Systems
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are harmful, man-made chemicals that include PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid, and PFOS, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid. These chemicals have been manufactured by a variety of industries all over the world since the 1940s. Poor handling and disposal of these chemicals has lead to the contamination of natural water sources through the contamination of ground water wells and rivers. Water districts and treatment plants have had to foot the bill for the removal of PFAS from their water treatment systems.
Why Are PFAS Harmful?
PFAS chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body. This means that they don't break down and can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to negative health effects to humans.
Health Effects of PFAS
Studies have shown an association between increased PFOA and PFOS blood levels and an increased risk for several health effects, including effects on the liver and the immune system, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, and cancer (testicular and kidney).