AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up

PFAS in Turnout Gear Findings

June 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10
AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up
PFAS in Turnout Gear Findings
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AFSO21 Radio The Weekend Wrap-up
PFAS in Turnout Gear Findings
Jun 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara talks about the recent study conducted by Doctor Graham Peaslee and his colleagues who found firefighter turnout gear contains PFAS and that when subjected to abrasion, sheds particulates containing PFAS that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.  The research also found that PFAS was found on the gloves of those testing the samples.

As the episode closes, host, Kevin Ferrara talks about how Japanese officials are becoming impatient with the lack of transparency from the U.S. Department of Defense regarding numerous incidents on Okinawa involving firefighting foam or chemicals.. 

And finally, Kevin talks about how PFAS levels at the U.S. Air Force Academy have declined but no answers were provided by the Air Force or the Department of Defense as to why.

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Show Notes

In this episode, host Kevin Ferrara talks about the recent study conducted by Doctor Graham Peaslee and his colleagues who found firefighter turnout gear contains PFAS and that when subjected to abrasion, sheds particulates containing PFAS that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.  The research also found that PFAS was found on the gloves of those testing the samples.

As the episode closes, host, Kevin Ferrara talks about how Japanese officials are becoming impatient with the lack of transparency from the U.S. Department of Defense regarding numerous incidents on Okinawa involving firefighting foam or chemicals.. 

And finally, Kevin talks about how PFAS levels at the U.S. Air Force Academy have declined but no answers were provided by the Air Force or the Department of Defense as to why.

Links to topics discussed in this episode:




Support the show (https://afso21.com/podcast)