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Citing EPA's Failures, Firefighters Ready Research On PFAS' Health Risks

April 11, 2019
Citing EPA’s failure to account for the chemical hazards to which firefighters are exposed, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is sponsoring its own research to study the risks posed by chemicals in the per- and polyfluoroakyl substances (PFAS) class, which were widely used in firefighting foam. “We can’t wait for EPA to help us,” says Patrick Morrison, a retired fire fighter assistant to the general president for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine of the IAFF. Morrison says he...

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