When disaster strikes on a runway, fire suppressing foam can be a lifesaver. For decades, however, there was a hidden danger in the foam itself. The chemical agents in that foam are called fluorinated chemicals. They are much like the same chemicals that were used in products like Teflon and Scotchguard, until they were deemed a health threat by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Watch full video with Wilson Walker on CBS News SF Bay Area: Fire-Suppressing Foam’s Toxic Chemicals Detected In California Groundwater