PFAS - Stop the sale and use of dangerous forever chemicals
As firefighters put their lives on the line to stop fires, they are exposed to hazardous chemicals from these per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or 'PFAS. These chemicals have been linked to many health hazards such as delayed puberty, infertility, liver and kidney damage, immune system toxicity, and cancer.
The effects go beyond firefighters as these chemicals are severely damaging the environment. A National Drinking Water survey a few years ago found contamination of four PFAS in public water systems in California. These 28 public water systems that had PFAS serve over 3.5 million Californians. These are not only potentially damaging to our own human health, but the health of various species of animals all throughout California.