PFOS

PFAS AND AMERICA’S WATER SUPPLY “THE FOREVER CHEMICAL IS HERE TO STAY”

A MASS TORT NEWS WHITE PAPER Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in tap water across the country- Who knew and when Environmental testing shows a class of extremely toxic chemicals called PFAS/PFOS are in the US water supply Why has the public not been informed By Mark A York September 22, 2020 “You may not recognize the name PFAS, short for poly and perfluoroalkyl substances, but you likely come into contact with it regularly, maybe multiple times a day You might even consume it” It is a silent chemical lurking in many areas of the USA, in drinking water, consumer products, and many other areas that are...

Aqueous Film Forming Foam – AFFF

A Case Study by Stag Liuzza law firm HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIREFIGHTING FOAMS  The first firefighting foam was developed in 1902 by Russian engineer and chemist Aleksandr Loran Loran was working in the oil and gas industry trying to find a substance to combat petroleum-based fires for which water is wholly ineffective Loran’s solution was the first firefighting foam which was able to extinguish oil and other flammable liquids-based fires by blanketing and smothering them Through the years, multiple advancements were made in the firefighting foam sector Beginning in the 1960’s, the Naval...