The chemicals have been used for decades in a range of products, including firefighting foam and stain-resistant sprays.
"Our firefighter family is so proud of Joanie and her outstanding work," said Fire Chief Rick DeLorie. "We're glad she's healthy and back with us."
While new PPE designs and the effect of laundering on those fabrics has been evaluated through laboratory testing, there are still concerns around the lack of full garment protection.
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.
Working toward implementing the above items are realistic steps to take to reduce receiving a cancer diagnosis and to live the healthiest life possible.
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.
Deaths remind others of the mental and physical toll of being a firefighter.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) today announced updates to its Live Fire Training Policy that includes the prohibition of the use of oriented strand board (OSB) containing PMDI.
What if we find that our bunker gear not only has PFAS chemicals in it but they can affect us and we have been doing nothing about it?
Learn more about our gear from Professor Graham Peaslee and Attorney Robert Bilott.