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Vancouver firefighters begin to ditch gear linked to cancer risks

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Mar. 11, 2024, Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver’s fire chief says some firefighters in her department will soon start to get new uniforms — ones that don’t contain a controversial group of chemicals potentially linked to high cancer rates in fire halls worldwide. The Vancouver firefighters’ union is praising the move to phase out jackets and pants containing polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS), which unions and fire chiefs across B.C. and North America have been calling for since late 2022. | READ MORE

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