Dangerous Chemicals & PFOA

Deadly chemicals have been found in water supplies across the nation; including in the states of Vermont and New York. Each time, it happens near chemical or plastics factories.

When chemicals are not properly handled and disposed of, dangerous toxins can seep into the water supply — and the people who use this contaminated water for cleaning and consumption can face serious health consequences.

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Contaminated Water

Not everyone has a public supply of water, and many Americans rely on fresh groundwater. These resources can easily be contaminated with carcinogens and dangerous chemicals carelessly disposed of by nearby companies and factories. In nearly every case, the damage could have been prevented by following simple safeguards and guidelines.

In 2016, The Barnes Firm assisted the the community of North Bennington, Vermont after test results found the drinking water was contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical often used in plastics. A contaminated water attorney found PFOA in the water supply, in some cases, more than 10 times the recommended limit.

What Is PFOA?

PFOA is often connected to non-stick (Teflon) products and stain-resistant carpets. The chemical has recently been phased-out of production because of its health concerns.

Some research has linked PFOA to cancer, pregnancy complications and illness.

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The Barnes Firm Is Here to Help

If you believe your drinking water has been contaminated with PFOA or other dangerous chemical, The Barnes Firm can help. We have experienced contaminated water lawyers who can investigate your claim and hold companies and factories accountable for their negligent actions.

Contact The Barnes Firm today or call us anytime, day or night.

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