A discussion about forever chemicals in firefighter PPE and IAFF Resolution 28.
We should be handling out gear as though it is riddled with a toxic chemical that comes off on your skin until proven otherwise.
House Bill 328 will require fire departments to find an alternative.
National Foam announced today that it will discontinue the sale of all PFAS based foam concentrates into the State of California effective January 1, 2021.
The chemicals have been used for decades in a range of products, including firefighting foam and stain-resistant sprays.
There is a wealth of published evidence out there that PFAS are insidious toxins in many ways, and their use to make turnout gear waterproof should be re- examined.
Evidence is now emerging for the role that environmental quality plays in people’s susceptibility to COVID-19 and their risk of dying from it.
A conversation with the nations leading researchers.
The chemicals have been used for decades in a range of products, including firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers and stain-resistant sprays.
The group's findings showed PFAS chemicals turned up in the drinking water in more than 40 locations.
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