Personnel at departments that use firefighting AFFFs with PFAS/PFOA/PFOS should practice the following controls to stay safe from exposure.
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.
Firefighting foam containing intentionally added PFAS would generally be prohibited except in emergency fire situations.
New restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS to reduce soil and water contamination.