The results are in, which begs the question:
Do PFOS and PFOA pose a risk to my health and wellbeing?
As members should be aware, last year Airservices engaged the University of Queensland to conduct a study to evaluate workplace exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids (PFOS, PFHxS & PFOA). If you chose to participate in the study you most likely would have received your results over the last week or so. A brief summary of the results are listed below:
“Higher levels of PFOS and PFHxS were found in the serum of ARFF staff compared to the general Australian and US population.
Higher levels of PFOS and PFHxS were found in those who had been employed in jobs with foam contact for a longer period of time”.
(The University of Queensland, 2014)
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