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EPA Neglect Is Catalyst for Chemical Research, Firefighters Say

March 27, 2019, 10:35 PM

The EPA’s failures to recognize firefighters’ exposures to chemicals is helping spur the International Association of Fire Fighters to sponsor its own research, a senior association official says.

The association hopes some of the research results will be ready to present at the association’s health and safety symposium in August, Patrick J. Morrison, assistant to the association’s general president, told Bloomberg Environment March 27.

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to make public some chemical safety information, refused to gather additional information from chemical manufacturers, and ignored firefighters’ exposures to chemicals such as asbestos and hexabromocyclododecane flame retardants

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