• AFFF and PFAS exposure control

    The hidden dangers in firefighting foam

    Coffee Break Bulletin | February 11, 2020

    Firefighters and AFFF

    Learn about potentially hazardous chemicals found in firefighting foams and suggested best practices to prevent exposure.

     

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemical compounds found in a wide range of consumer products such as nonstick products, polishes, waxes, paints and cleaning products. Two PFAS compounds, perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), may be present in firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) solutions.

     

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    The U.S. Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive home fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, fire sprinklers, and practicing a fire escape plan.

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