This document on PFOA’s was developed by the Verified Independent Service Provider Association (VISPA) for its membership and the Fire Service. This FAQ formatted document explains some of the recent PFOA PPE exposure issues highlighted in some recent media broadcasts. We hope you find this information helpful and beneficial in the current environment focusing on exposure reduction.
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The prolonged exposure to contaminated gear due to the lack of proper cleaning increases the risk of absorption.
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