Reports of Health Effects of AFFF

Discussion created by tvanhooser on Jul 18, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 18, 2020 by cdafd

The July 2020 edition of Professional Safety Journal (page 10) discusses a current study by Mauge-Lewis and researchers regarding growing concerns over possible adverse health effects of AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foams).  According to the article exposure to high concentrations of AFFF may result in damage to liver cells and that the toxicity comes from PFAS.  


Has NFPA taken any action on this issue with respect to publicity of precautions, laision with government health and military veteran officials, etc.?   Comments from NFPA Members would aid further understanding of this issue by the community.