|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 3 Jul 2020 10:33:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Military Firefighters Say DoD Isn’t Moving Fast Enough to Protect Them from Toxic Chemicals"|
Military Firefighters Say DoD Isn’t Moving Fast Enough to Protect Them from Toxic Chemicals By Patricia Kime Military.com July 2, 2020 An amendment to the House and Senate defense policy bills would require the Pentagon to provide blood tests for any service member suspected to have been exposed to chemicals used in most firefighting foams, as well as non-stick industrial coatings and stain repellent. But the Department of Defense has yet to begin testing firefighters for these substances, which fall under the class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. They are required to do so by Oct. 1 under last year's National Defense Authorization Act. Military firefighters say they are glad lawmakers are now considering the dangers of the chemicals, which have been linked to certain types of cancer, birth defects and other health issues. But they don't feel that the Pentagon is moving fast enough to monitor their exposure levels. … For the entire article, see https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/07/02/military-firefighters-say-dod-isnt-moving-fast-enough-protect-them-toxic-chemicals.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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