Fire Department Service Announcement Bulletin #36 PFAS Testing

Technical BulletinLast updated Friday, September 10, 2021
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There is growing awareness and concern for the fire service and their exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). This concern has led to several research efforts to study and better understand sources of exposure, the extent of exposure, and the health effects. As initiated by Congress, there are efforts underway to remove these chemicals from firefighting foams and the turnout gear worn by firefighters.

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