CBS News | featuring Tony Stefani & Matt Alba, Capt., SFFD
The recently released results of the 2018 Camp Fire FireFighter Biomonitoring Study were highlighted during CBS This Morning’s coverage of the August 2020 megafires in California. The results indicate that immediately post fire, firefighters were carrying in their bodies a mixture of chemical toxicants, including flame retardants, stain and water repellent substances, and some heavy metals at levels higher than those found in the general US population. Many of these chemicals are considered to be carcinogenic. Watch the full news segment below, or learn more about the research by viewing Results of 2018 Camp Fire FireFighter Biomonitoring Study.