States are suing chemical companies over PFAS (“forever chemicals”) for contamination of their ground, drinking water, and soils. The state of Maine has identified farms and now Hermon High School as testing above the state’s safety limit for forever chemicals and will be filing a lawsuit against chemical manufacturers such as DuPont, 3M, and others.
According to the CDC, the chemicals do not break down, and they accumulate in the fish and wildlife that we consume. Studies have shown that forever chemicals can affect the immune system, thyroid, liver, and reproductive functions. Sixteen states have already filed litigation against chemical companies, and Maine and three other states will follow them.
Bloomberg reported last year that over 6,400 lawsuits had been filed against chemical companies, such as DuPont, 3M, Chemours, Corteva, Chemguard, Kidde-Fenwel, Dynax, and National Foam, to name a few for contamination of the environment.