Cape Breton Firefighter Union Seeking Ban On Chemicals In Gear, Foam

The union that represents firefighters in Cape Breton Regional Municipality is raising concerns about what it says are toxic and carcinogenic chemicals found in their gear and in a foam used during gasoline spills, such as the major one last summer in Sydney, N.S.

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) says per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a class of thousands of chemicals known as PFAS, are carcinogenic and pose a risk to firefighters.

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