AFFF and PFAS Exposure Control
"Region 2 VPP Sites:
Please see the US Fire Administration email below if your personnel use firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) solutions. The Coffee Break Bulletin includes a short video that may be helpful for employee training. Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program."
Rich"Learn about potentially hazardous chemicals found in firefighting foams and suggested best practices to prevent exposure.Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemical compounds found in a wide range of consumer products such as nonstick products, polishes, waxes, paints and cleaning products. Two PFAS compounds, perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), may be present in firefighting aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) solutions."
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