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Recently, several former workers from Florida State Fire College claimed that firefighting suppressants they use at the college cause cancer and other scaring diseases. In this post, the Typical Student team will tell you more details.
Winter 2018, 6 Florida State Fire College former employees with their spouses filed a class-action lawsuit. Basically, it is against manufacturers of firefighting suppressants used at the college. According to the workers, it leads to developing different cancers and other hard diseases caused by exposure.
This lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida. It says that the companies purposefully hid findings of studies that, by the way, really showed the chemicals found in the firefighting suppressants are carcinogenic and dangerous. To say more, manufacturers knew that since 1970s but still continued creating and selling these killing products.
Who Are These Manufacturers?
The list includes 10 manufacturers in total. Among them, there are such big players as The 3M Company and Tyco Fire Products, L.P. Here is what the lawsuit states:
“All of the Defendants are sophisticated and knowledgeable in the art and science of formulating (aqueous film-forming foam) products. They understood far more about the properties of and the biodegradability of their additives than any other customer. They chose not to use their knowledge to design safer products.”
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