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The dust samples from turnout gear locker areas had higher levels of several PFAS than the dust from the station living areas, and those PFAS were also detected on the turnout gear based on the wipe samples. Turnout gear may be an important source of exposure to certain PFAS for firefighters.View Research
Firefighter turnout gear was found to have high levels of total fluorine (up to 2%). Individual PFAS were identified and measured on new and used firefighting turnout gear. Because PFAS shed from turnout gear fabric are more mobile, they represent another viable exposure source for firefighters that warrants further study. View Research
By the time you reach 80, you will have spent 72 years of your life indoors. Like it or not, humans have become an indoor species. This means that the people who design, build and maintain our buildings can have a major impact on our health.View Research