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Local fire departments need Congress’ help for switch to PFAS-free foam and gear

Firefighters are among those most highly exposed to harms from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS through their protective gear and firefighting foam, but many local fire departments lack the resources to switch to PFAS-free alternatives. More:

Local fire departments need Congress’ help for switch to PFAS-free foam and gear  –  EWG
New Study Confirms High PFAS Blood Levels Among Firefighters  –  EWG

Firefighters Exposure to PFAS

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters  –  University of Notre Dame
Protective gear could expose firefighters to PFAS  –  C&EN
Study: Almost All Fluorine Detected in Fire Stations’ Dust Is From Unknown ‘Forever Chemicals’  –  EWG
Study: PFAS Exposure Through Skin Causes Harm Similar to Ingestion  –  EWG

Alternatives to PFAS

Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances in Firefighting Foam (Study report)  –  New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
Innovations in Turnout Gear – PPE-SCBA  –  Industrial Fire World
Fire-Dex Launches Non-Fluorinated PPE Fabrics  –  Firehouse
NFD among first in the nation to get PFAS-free firefighting gear  –  The Inquirer and Mirror

Community right to know

For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public  –  EWG
For Decades, The Department of Defense Knew Fire Fighting Foams With PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Continued Their Use  –  EWGFirefighters are among those most highly exposed to harms from the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS through their protective gear and firefighting foam, but many local fire departments lack the resources to switch to PFAS-free alternatives. More:

Local fire departments need Congress’ help for switch to PFAS-free foam and gear  –  EWG
New Study Confirms High PFAS Blood Levels Among Firefighters  –  EWG

Firefighters Exposure to PFAS

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters  –  University of Notre Dame
Protective gear could expose firefighters to PFAS  –  C&EN
Study: Almost All Fluorine Detected in Fire Stations’ Dust Is From Unknown ‘Forever Chemicals’  –  EWG
Study: PFAS Exposure Through Skin Causes Harm Similar to Ingestion  –  EWG

Alternatives to PFAS

Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances in Firefighting Foam (Study report)  –  New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
Innovations in Turnout Gear – PPE-SCBA  –  Industrial Fire World
Fire-Dex Launches Non-Fluorinated PPE Fabrics  –  Firehouse
NFD among first in the nation to get PFAS-free firefighting gear  –  The Inquirer and Mirror

Community right to know

For Decades, Polluters Knew PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Hid Risks From Public  –  EWG
For Decades, The Department of Defense Knew Fire Fighting Foams With PFAS Chemicals Were Dangerous But Continued Their Use  –  EWG

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