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PFAS and Firefighter PPE

A discussion about forever chemicals in firefighter PPE and IAFF Resolution 28.

PFAS

We should be handling out gear as though it is riddled with a toxic chemical that comes off on your skin until proven otherwise.

Proposed Bill Outlaws Foam with PFAS in Ohio

House Bill 328 will require fire departments to find an alternative.

National Foam to Discontinue Sales of All PFAS-based Foam Concentrates in...

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.

Wisconsin Officials Offer Water Quality Standards for PFAS

The chemicals have been used for decades in a range of products, including firefighting foam and stain-resistant sprays.

Researcher Responds to Claims About PFAS, Firefighter PPE

Firefighter with PPE holding a hoseline
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.

How Chemicals Like PFAS Can Increase Your Risk of Severe COVID-19

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.

National Fireman’s Journal Podcast, Straight Talk on PFAS, Cancer, Firefighting, and...

A conversation with the nations leading researchers.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping PFAS Pollution Bill

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.

New Tests Uncover Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water in Dozens...

The group's findings showed PFAS chemicals turned up in the drinking water in more than 40 locations.

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