Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) are chemicals that were used in fire-fighting foams on American military bases. Drinking water and fish assessments including tests by the Michigan Department of Health have revealed dangerous levels of PFCs in drinking water collected from private residential wells near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Iosco County.
Similar concerns surround drinking water supplies around other U.S. military bases and former base areas, including Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, Illinois, Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, and Mitchell AFB in Wisconsin.
PFCs are known to cause serious, even lethal injuries, including
- Testicular cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver tissue damage
- Thyroid disease
- Developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (low birth weight, accelerated puberty, skeletal variations)
If you or a family member are a veteran or local resident and suspect you may suffer from injuries possibly relating to water contaminated by PFCs, we urge you to contact us about your case by calling injury lawyer Fabrice Vincent at 1 800 541-7358 or by using the form below. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your PFC injury lawsuit.