Content Warning: This episode contains graphic content.
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“I’m just not sure everyone is even aware that it’s a problem. You and I know it. A handful of people know it. But the vast majority of firefighters are clueless that their gear is a threat.” That’s a warning. A warning to us all that is being sounded by Jim Burneka (@jimburneka). A warning we can’t afford to ignore. It’s a subject we covered last week with Diane Cotter (@_diane_cotter) of Worcester, Massachusetts and it’s a subject we are going to continue to cover until the problem is solved. And this problem is a massive problem.
So massive in fact that the great John Oliver covered it this week on his show. PFAs are in everything. And the research is starting to back up what Firefighters and others have been saying all along. The chemicals are bad, firefighters are getting sick and dying, and we need to be aware and minimize exposure at every possible opportunity. And most importantly, pay attention to the signs. You’ll hear why when Jim breaks down how he found out he got sick. It’s as serious as it gets.
But you’re not alone in this. We’ve got your back. If you’re one of America’s Firefighters, a first responder, or the family or a friend of one… this is your new home.
We’re bringing the power of the Righteous Media 5 I’s: Independence, Integrity, Information, Inspiration and impact.
You can also watch video of this show with Jim on the Righteous YouTube page. The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra connects, informs and inspires–and is powered by Righteous Media. On social media or www.thefirefighters.us
Learn more about Jim and his work at https://firefightercancerconsultants.com/the-25-live/
Or on Twitter at @jimburneka
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