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Fire-safety sectors call for global PFAS ban, no loopholes for toxic firefighting foam

20:00 EDT 30 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(IPEN) Fluorinated firefighting foam is a leading cause of PFAS water contamination and is associated with cancer and endocrine disruption. A panel of independent fire-safety experts from across sectors demonstrate that PFAS chemicals are similarly toxic to PFOA and PFOS and are harder to control, leading to increased pollution, exposure, and presence in the food chain. A new report demonstrates the efficacy and viability of fluorine-free foams and calls for a global PFAS ban with no exemptions.

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