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Biomonitoring project will assess Michigan firefighters’ PFAS exposure

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a multi-year project to assess firefighters’ exposure to PFAS in firefighting foams used to fight fires involving gasoline, oil and jet fuel.

Findings from the PFAS in Firefighters of Michigan Surveillance project will help inform activities to minimize exposure, said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive at MDHHS.

“Emerging science continues to reveal the effects that PFAS can have on human health, and the firefighters who participate in the PFOMS project will contribute to our understanding of PFAS exposure among firefighters,” Khaldun said. Read more…