The alarming reality of “forever chemicals” has recently come under scrutiny in an eye-opening investigation by The New Yorker. Kris Hansen was a scientist employed by 3M. In the course of her employment, her research unearthed a disconcerting truth: “forever chemicals,” also known as PFAS, were silently accumulating in the bloodstream of individuals across the nation. Despite the grave health risks involved, 3M chose to downplay the dangers and exerted pressure on Hansen to suppress her findings. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident within the PFAS industry.

The investigation continued, revealing how 3M scientists were aware of PFAS dangers for decades yet took minimal action to inform the public or implement preventative measures. Internal documents from the company expose a deliberate effort to downplay the hazards and impede further investigations by researchers. If you’ve suffered from PFAS exposure, the Law Offices of Tim Misny can help.

What are forever chemicals?

“Forever chemicals” is a term used to describe a group of synthetic substances known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These chemicals earned the nickname “forever” because they do not break down easily in the environment. They are characterized by strong carbon-fluorine bonds, which make them resistant to degradation by natural processes like sunlight and microbes.

PFAS have been extensively used since the 1940s due to their unique properties, such as water and oil repellency, heat resistance and non-stick qualities. They are found in products ranging from nonstick cookware and stain-resistant fabrics to firefighting foam and food packaging.

Despite their useful characteristics, PFAS pose significant environmental and health concerns. Their persistence means they can accumulate in soil, water sources and wildlife, leading to widespread contamination.

Studies have linked PFAS exposure to various health issues, including cancer (such as kidney, testicular, and thyroid cancers), liver damage, immune system suppression, developmental delays in children and reproductive problems.

What to do if you’re a victim of forever chemicals exposure

If you believe you have been exposed to forever chemicals, the first step is to seek medical attention. A healthcare provider can perform tests to determine the presence of PFAS in your blood and assess any related health issues. Document any symptoms or health problems you experience and maintain a record of medical visits, diagnoses and treatments. This information will be key if you decide to pursue legal action.

In addition to medical care, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny as soon as possible. We can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of filing a claim against the parties responsible for the contamination.

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The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your PFAS exposure claim. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (877) 614-9524 so that I can evaluate your case right away.


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