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Congressman Dan Kildee (MI) introduced legislation to ensure fire fighters who are exposed to toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals at military bases receive the health care they need through the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).

Military fire fighters exposed to firefighting foam containing PFAS are not currently guaranteed health care to respond to that exposure, which has been linked to cancer and internal organ problems. This legislation would require the VA to cover treatment for fire fighters with health conditions associated with PFAS chemicals exposure.

Click here for the complete press release from Rep. Dan Kildee's office.