Firefighters rely on protective equipment to keep them safe as they carry out the dangerous duties of the job. But the gear meant to protect them may be responsible for a litany of cancers plaguing the rescue workers.
Firefighter turnout gear is highly likely to contain a range of carcinogenic chemicals. In a recent study by Harvard University researchers, dust samples from 15 fire stations in Eastern Massachusettes were found to contain significant amounts of Polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. The highest concentrations of the chemicals were found in rooms where turnout gear was stored.
PFAS are is referred to as “forever chemicals” because the elemental bonds of fluorine and carbon are extremely strong and difficult to break down in the environment as well as in human bodies. Firefighters have been found to have elevated levels in their blood.
Firefighters continually exposed to these chemicals are at serious risk. Several types of cancers and serious illnesses have been associated with exposure to PFAS including, but not limited to:
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