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Doctor Graham Peaslee, Firefighter Turnout Gear and PFAS Researcher

Doctor Graham Peaslee, Firefighter Turnout Gear and PFAS Researcher

Update: 2020-10-10
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In this episode, AFSO21 Radio, The Weekend Wrap-up host Kevin Ferrara speaks with Doctor Graham Peaslee, a renowned leader in the science community who along with his students and esteemed colleagues, conducted research that found PFAS in firefighter turnout gear.  Doctor Peaslee explains why his work is important and why those in the fire service community should be cautious and even concerned.

Doctor Peaslee, an individual whose work is often referenced across the globe, responds to and clarifies criticism of his recent work, explaining how it is important to recognize who's the critic and their backgrounds before accepting or dismissing their opinions

Doctor Peaslee explains why it is important for manufacturers of firefighter turnout gear to offer an ingredient list for buyers to make informed decisions on what products suit them best.

Links to topics & information discussed in the episode.

Doctor Peaslee and his colleague's paper titled, Another Pathway for Firefighter Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Firefighter Textiles

Doctor Chrostowski's Op-Ed published on the Fire Rescue website titled, Research and Independent Testing Shows Firefighter's Turnout Gear Remains Safe Despite Claims

Doctor Peaslee's Response to Doctor Chrostowski's Op-Ed, published on the Fire Engineering website titled, Researcher, Responds to Claims about PFAS, Firefighter PPE.

American Cancer Society webpage titled, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Teflon, and Related Chemicals


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Doctor Graham Peaslee, Firefighter Turnout Gear and PFAS Researcher

Doctor Graham Peaslee, Firefighter Turnout Gear and PFAS Researcher

Kevin Ferrara