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NFPA Council Votes to Keep PFAS in Turnout Gear

The NFPA decision means cancer-causing chemicals will remain in firefighting gear, exposing firefighters every time they wear it.

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PFAS Blood Testing for Firefighters

Firefighters have been occupationally exposed more to PFAS than the general population making it critical to know their PFAS blood levels.

Illinois Takes Steps to Limit Forever Chemicals

Illinois took a first step toward reducing the use of firefighting foam containing harmful “forever chemicals” under a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Military Report Finds Lack of PFAS Oversight Poses Risk to Personnel and Public

An inspector general report finds that the U.S. Defense Department knew about the dangers of firefighting foam for decades, but still responded slowly.

Has SFFF Come of Age?

Interim observations in the transition to fluorine-free firefighting foams: An end-user perspective.

Outcry Continues Over PFAS Contamination from La Crosse Airport

Of 551 private drinking wells sampled so far, only 13 have shown no trace of the long-lasting chemicals.

Moving to Flourine-Free Foam

What’s Old is New Again – Lehigh Valley Airport Converts Decades-Old Hangar to Fluorine-Free Foam

Remediating PFAS Contamination

How a busy Massachusetts airport addressed PFAS contamination with transparency, technology, and permanent solutions.

Putting New Foams to the Test

The group of 16 companies that form LastFire test foams periodically at full-scale levels for a more real world assessment.

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National Foam Discontinues PFAS Foam Sales in MD

National Foam announced March 1 that it will discontinue the sale of all PFAS-based foam concentrates into the State of Maryland.

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