Toxic Chemicals Have Contaminated Whidbey Island's Drinking Water

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Significant portions of the water supply and soil on Whidbey Island are contaminated with toxic chemicals called PFAS—a class of man-made chemicals not found naturally in the environment. 

PFAS have been identified on Whidbey Island in concentrations above acceptable exposure guidelines, exposing residents to significant health risks and devaluing their properties.

The source of the suspected PFAS contamination is a firefighting foam called Aqueous Film Forming Foam (or AFFF) used at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and the Naval Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. Companies that designed, produced, and distributed AFFF allegedly knew that their product contained highly toxic PFAS and that when they inevitably reach the water supply they would pose health risks.

If you are a current or former Whidbey Island resident, you may be eligible to recover damages.

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What Are PFAS?

PFAS are a class of man-made chemicals that are not found naturally in the environment. The major ways humans are exposed to PFAS are drinking contaminated water, absorbing it through the skin, and ingesting food contaminated with PFAS such as certain types of fish and shellfish. Risk assessments and review have concluded that PFAS are likely to be carcinogenic in humans.

Indeed, studies in humans with PFAS exposure have shown that certain PFASs may:

  • affect growth, learning, and behavior of infants and older children;
  • lower a woman’s chance of getting pregnant;
  • interfere with the body’s natural hormones;
  • increase cholesterol levels;
  • affect the immune system; and
  • increase the risk of cancer.

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If you are a current or former Whidbey Island resident, your health and property value may be adversely affected as a result of PFAS contamination. You may be eligible to recover damages.


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