House passes bill to protect firefighters from ‘forever chemicals’
The Environmental Working Group applauds the House for passing a bill to help protect firefighters from exposure to the toxic “forever chemicals”known as PFAS widely used in their tools and equipment.
The bipartisan legislation, the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act, has already cleared the Senate and now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. It directs the Department of Homeland Security to offer guidance to federal, state and local firefighters about training and the best ways to reduce exposure to PFAS.
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