PFAS Military Base Contamination

Dangerous PFAS chemicals have been reported in the water supply at over 700 Military bases that have used aqueous film-forming foam for firefighting and training.  Exposure placed firefighters, service members, and others on the base at risk for serious health issues, including cancer. Contact us to see if you might qualify for compensation related to lawsuits against the manufacturers:

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What is PFAS Military Base Contamination?

For decades, United States Military bases and ships have required the use of Aqueous Film Fighting Foam (AFFF) containing PFAS to fight liquid fuel fires and for training exercises. These AFFFs have been manufactured by 3M Company and other chemical companies. Reports suggest that when the foam was washed away following training simulations, it seeped into the ground and nearby streams, contaminating the tap water base residents and locals used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and cleaning. PFAS exposure has been associated with an increased risk of various cancers and other health issues.

What are PFAS?

PFAS are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industrial and consumer products since the 1940s. They include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).


Known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS rarely break down in the environment and can accumulate in the body, particularly in the bloodstream, liver, and kidneys. Continued exposure is associated with an increased risk of cancer and other serious health issues.

Who is at risk for Military PFAS exposure?

  • Firefighters who wore fire-repellant protective clothing and gear during training exercises or firefighting
  • Service members and Veterans who lived and worked at the 700+ impacted Military bases

Many were unaware of PFAS exposure until they had blood tests in December 2021 that documented significantly elevated levels of the chemical.

What types of cancers are associated with PFAS?

Continued exposure to PFAS through contaminated water and other means has been linked to various types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Cancer Society including:

  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma

How were people exposed to PFAS on the military Bases?

People were exposed and absorbed PFAS into their bodies on the military bases in a variety of ways including:


  • Drinking contaminated groundwater
  • Inhalation
  • Dermally (through the skin)
  • From the mother to the fetus during pregnancy
  • Through breast milk

How many Military bases were impacted by PFAS water contamination?

PFAS contaminants have been found in the water supply at over 700 Military bases in all 50 states. At these bases, AFFF, firefighting foam with PFAS, was used to fight jet fuel fires on military bases and for training exercises, according to the Environmental Working Group.


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