Earlier this week, the South Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that would provide supplemental insurance for firefighters, both paid and volunteer, who get cancer.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), an association for occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) scientists and professionals, announces the availability of free resources to inform emergency response leaders about the longer-term health risks, not just daily safety on the job.
State environmental and health officials warned people Tuesday to avoid eating the livers of deer harvested around the Marinette area to avoid exposure to PFAS chemicals.
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The same coat and pants you are wearing today, while you give kindergartners high fives and respond to the homes of the elderly, is so toxic that it will eventually have to be taken away by people in hazmat suits. How is this an acceptable risk?
Every member of the fire service must make their own health a priority with regard to early detection of preventable occupational health risks.
Richard Kubler, 53, died from stage 4 liver cancer he contracted from his work at Ground Zero in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) today announced updates to its Live Fire Training Policy that includes the prohibition of the use of oriented strand board (OSB) containing PMDI.
Thanks to groundbreaking research, we know now that firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE) contains toxic forever chemicals. Now what do we do about it? P.J. Norwood and Frank Ricci offer some thoughts.
Learn how your protective equipment may be negatively impacting you and what you can and should be doing to reduce the risk.