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New push in Congress to ban the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam

New legislation would ban firefighting foam that contains PFAS in the U.S. within the next few years.

Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee introduced the bill on Wednesday.

PFAS are industrial chemicals linked to some kinds of cancer and other health issues.

Edward Kelly is the General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

“We’re needlessly exposing ourselves to these carcinogens day in and day out.”

Extensive use of firefighting foam at a former U.S. Air Force Base led to PFAS contamination in Oscoda, Michigan.