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Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

What are PFAS?

PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are synthetic chemicals widely used in consumer and industrial products for their non-stick and water-resistant properties since the 1940s. They are also known as "forever chemicals" because their chemical makeups make them long-lasting, resistant to degradation, and persistent in soil, water, and the environment.

What are the Health Risks Attributed to PFAS Contamination?

PFAS can contaminate soil, groundwater, surface water, and drinking water sources across Canada. Studies link PFAS exposure to serious health problems, such as cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, immune system disorders, and reproductive issues. The Government of Canada has recognized PFAS as toxic substances and has proposed various risk management measures to limit their use and release into the environment. 

However, many Canadians are still at risk of being exposed to PFAS through their water supplies, especially in rural and remote areas where there are limited treatment options. Getting rid of PFAS on a wide scale is a major undertaking, requiring complex water filtration systems and soil treatments. Moreover, the costs of testing, monitoring, and remediation of PFAS contamination can be significant and burdensome for property owners and managers, who may not have the resources or expertise to deal with this complex issue. 

If You Have Been Affected by PFAS Contamination, You May Be Entitled to Compensation.

As awareness grows and regulations tighten, legal action will be a crucial if communities wish to hold PFAS polluters accountable. Gluckstein Lawyers is helping municipalities impacted by PFAS, offering expert legal counsel in this complex and evolving landscape. Contact us to learn more about your rights and options in PFAS litigation. Our experienced and compassionate legal team is committed to holding the manufacturers and users of PFAS accountable for the harm they have caused to the environment and human health. We aim to help our clients recover the costs involved in the removal and remediation of PFAS from their water sources, as well as compensation for any losses or damages they have suffered as a result of the contamination.

If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights and options, please contact our PFAS lawyers today. We will assess your situation and advise you on the best course of action. 

Ontario Forever Chemical (PFAS) Lawyers.



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