New Jersey Sues Companies Over Toxic Firefighting Foams

New Jersey Democratic Governor Murphy's administration is suing Dupont and 3M over allegedly knowingly selling toxic firefighting foam.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the suit yesterday, which names several other defendants as well. AG Grewal says the companies all caused damage to the state's water supply by selling film-forming foam, which is designed to choke a fire's oxygen supply.

The product contains PFOS and PFOA, which have been shown to cause cancers and weaken immune systems. The chemicals have been on the market for about 80 years. The lawsuit says the companies knew they were selling products that caused serious health risks to firefighters.


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