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About Toxic Products

Siri & Glimstad and affiliated attorneys represent individuals that develop cancer, and other harm, from the toxic components found in some products, including baby food, hair straightening chemicals, pesticides, and firefighting foams. In many situations, the hazards of these products were concealed, and consumers were not aware of the risks. At Siri & Glimstad, we seek to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable for the harm they have caused.

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Aqueous Film Firefighting Foams (AFFF)

AFFF is a chemical-based foam that is used by firemen and military personnel to cover and extinguish fires. It is much more effective in fighting fires than just using water. However, the foam contains PFAS chemicals that may cause harm to humans and the environment. Some of the side effects experienced by people who used the foam include kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, thyroid disease, liver cancer, breast cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, ulcerative colitis, and kidney disease. If you have been exposed to AFFF and have one of the illnesses above, contact us today. Do not delay, as strict time limits to file a claim apply. To learn more, click here.

Hair Straightener Chemicals

Using chemical hair straightening or relaxer products has been shown to increase the risk of endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine or ovarian cancer in women. To learn more, and to get a free case evaluation, click here.


Paraquat is a weed-killing herbicide that is restricted to commercial farming due to its high toxicity. It is sold under many different brand names. Most commonly it is sold under the brand name Gramoxone. Farmers and agricultural laborers are most at risk for exposure, however, if you live near a commercial farm, you may have been exposed to this toxic weed-killing chemical as well.

Paraquat has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease, as well as other side effects. Chronic exposure to Some studies have found that paraquat raises your risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease by 200 – 600%. In fact, paraquat has been banned in 32 countries including China and the European Union. Meanwhile, it is not only still used in the United States, but its use is growing.

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Roundup is a weed killer whose main ingredient is glyphosate, which was deemed “probably carcinogenic in humans” by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015.

While the FDA and EPA have declared glyphosate safe and it remains in products on the market, research has found an up to 70% increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after long-term exposure to Roundup. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system. Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes (neck, armpit, groin), chest or stomach pain, coughing, trouble breathing, fatigue, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss.

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Talcum Powders

Talcum powder is made from talc, which is a clay mineral mined from the earth, and is an ingredient in many different hygiene products, cosmetics, deodorants, baby powder products, diaphragms, and condoms. Many talcs are also contaminated with asbestos, and studies have linked exposure to talc with cervical, uterine, ovarian and endometrial cancers, as well as mesothelioma. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with one of these cancers after using talcum powder (including talc products or baby powder), our attorneys may be able to help you.

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Other Products

If you believe you have been harmed by a product that is not listed above, please fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation.

How Siri & Glimstad Can Help

Working with an experienced legal team can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Here at Siri & Glimstad, we will take your case on a contingency basis, with means you never have to pay anything out-of-pocket. Our Toxic Products team is led by Michael Connett, a partner at Siri & Glimstad who has successfully taken on some of the nation’s largest industries for the harm their products have caused. If you or a loved one has a birth defect that you believe may have been caused by chemicals, do not hesitate to reach out! Fill out the form on this page to have your case evaluated today.

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