Anyone who purchased VOSS, JUST or Aquafina bottled still water within the past three years and lives in California.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that certain bottled water products may contain toxic chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been linked to various health problems. They’re now looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed over the potential contamination.
Which Products Are Under Investigation?
VOSS Premium Still bottled water (plastic), Aquafina bottled water, and JUST Water Still Spring Water
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on the bottled water and potentially force the manufacturers to ensure that their products are free from toxic chemicals in the future.
What You Can Do
If you bought VOSS, JUST or Aquafina bottled water and you live in California, fill out the form on this page to find out more about how you can help the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe that certain bottled water productsmay contain toxic chemicals and are looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed against the manufacturers.
Specifically, they want to hear from anyone who purchased bottled still water sold under the VOSS, Aquafina and JUST brands in light of concerns that the products may be contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These synthetic chemicals have been linked to various health problems, including cancer, and have been known to accumulate in the human body and the environment over time.
If you’re a California resident who bought VOSS, JUST or Aquafina bottled water and you still have the product, fill out the form on this page to help the investigation. You may be able to start a class action lawsuit.
What Are PFAS?
The term “PFAS” refers to a group of thousands of artificial chemicals that, because of their unique ability to repel water, oil and stains, have been used for decades to make a wide variety of products, including nonstick cookware, clothing, furniture and food packaging.
However, the widespread use of PFAS has raised concerns in recent years given the chemicals do not easily break down and have been found to accumulate in the human body, wildlife and the environment, earning them the nickname “forever chemicals.” In fact, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that PFAS can be found in the blood of 97% of Americans.
One way people can be exposed to PFAS is by drinking contaminated water. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recommends that people whose drinking water source is affected by PFAS contamination “use an alternative water source for drinking, preparing food, cooking, brushing teeth, and any other activity when you might swallow water.”
Health Effects of PFAS Contamination
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, studies have shown that exposure to PFAS may be linked to the following negative health effects:
Increased risk of cancer, including prostate, kidney and testicular cancer
Reproductive effects, including decreased fertility or preeclampsia
Developmental delays in children
Reduced immune system response
Interference with hormones
Increased cholesterol levels
How a Lawsuit Can Help
Class action lawsuits against the makers of VOSS, Aquafina and JUST bottled water could help consumers get back some of the money they spent on the products. A lawsuit could also force the companies to implement testing or otherwise ensure that PFAS are not present in their bottled water in the future.
What You Can Do
If you bought bottled still water under the VOSS, Aquafina or JUST Water brands, you still have the product, and you live in California, fill out the form on this page.
After you get in touch, an attorney or legal representative may reach out directly to tell you more about what’s involved with filing a class action. In the meantime, don’t throw away the water bottles you have left.