Decontamination Instructions

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Avoid the Risks
  • Soot may sit on the skin for up to 2 hours after exposure
  • With every 5˚ rise in temperature, skin is 400% more permeable
  • Exposure to soot was the first reported form of occupational cancer
  • Firefighters are at higher risk of certain cancers than the general population
  • Firefighters are developing more aggressive forms of cancer at a younger age
  • According to the IAFF, cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters
  • There are approximately 18 known, probable, and possible carcinogens in soot
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