Many of the products people use every day are made from nylon that has PFAS chemicals in its makeup. For example, the California Environmental Protection Agency notes the use of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the nylon used to produce carpeting and rugs.
People come into contact with nylon in many ways every day and unwittingly expose themselves to the potentially harmful effects of PFAS chemicals. When these chemicals accumulate in your body, they might pose a serious risk to your health.
How PFAS Chemicals Damage Your Health
A chief concern of exposure to PFAS is that it is pervasive in the air, water, food, and products we consume. It is also persistent in that it not only remains in your body, but it accumulates. This accumulation leads to negative medical conditions, such as:
- Low birth weights
- Compromised immune systems
- Cancer from exposure
- Thyroid hormone effects
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PFAS exposure can lead to these and other medical conditions like higher-than-normal cholesterol levels. The EPA is taking protective measures to eliminate PFAS from being manufactured in, or imported into, the U.S. When your health is compromised by the presence of PFAS, you could be entitled to financial recovery that can help you afford the medical treatments required to restore your health.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or another adverse medical condition that you or your physician believe stems from PFAS exposure, you might be eligible to join in a lawsuit for financial compensation for your injuries.
PFAS Chemicals are Pervasive and Persistent
PFAS are man-made chemicals with a plethora of consumer household, industrial, and environmental applications. In total, there are close to 5,000 different PFAS chemicals. The most well-known PFAS chemicals also include PFOA and PFOS.
When the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted blood tests for PFAS, the vast majority of those tested had a minimum of 12 different varieties of PFAS present in their blood.
PFAS are persistent and long-lasting because, according to the EPA, they resist breaking down in common substances like “grease, oil, water, and heat.” PFAS are pervasive and virtually inescapable because they are present in drinking water, fire-fighting products, cleaning products, specialized fabrics and fibers, and food packaging. Just like they are present in these products, they are present in your body and continue to accumulate with time.
Accumulated PFAS can be detected through blood tests in your doctor’s office or lab. If blood tests conducted by your physician point to accumulated levels of PFAS and adverse medical conditions in your body, a lawyer can help you hold the companies who manufacture the nylon products that lead to your illness financially responsible for their actions.
A Lawyer Can Help You Join a PFAS Class Action Lawsuit
You are not alone in your struggle to maintain good health after being exposed to dangerous PFAS chemicals. Many people are exposed to this danger through the environment, in water, and in nylon-based items like carpets and coated powder products.
Many nylon products are safe for use, but when nylon does have PFAS, its adverse effects can be long-lasting. You deserve compensation for this silent attack on your health. Our law firm helps people just like you fight back against irresponsible nylon product manufacturers with class-action lawsuits that help you receive financial recovery for the injuries you sustained to your health.
We do not shy away from tough cases because we believe you and your family should not suffer financial damage on top of the damage you have already experienced to your health.
Fight Back Against The Damage of PFAS Chemical Exposure
If you believe your health has been damaged by the accumulation of PFAS chemicals in your body, we are here to help. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you have no upfront expenses and pay nothing out of pocket. We take our fee from the settlement amount we negotiate for you.
A lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you join others who were injured by the harmful effects of PFAS chemicals. Call (800) 794-0444 to speak to one of our team members about your options for financial recovery against nylon manufacturers. Talk to a Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team member today.