Firefighters fear the toxic chemicals in their gear could be contributing to cancer cases
BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters around the country are concerned that gear laced with PFAS, a group of toxic industrial compounds, could be one reason for cancer among their ranks. The chemical, which has been associated with health problems including several types of cancer, is used in turnout gear to repel water and other substances when fighting a fire. ...
US Virus Cases Rising Again, Doubled in 3 Weeks
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Biden Says US War in Afghanistan Will End August 31
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Montana Wildlife Group Pushes to End Bird Killing at Fish Hatchery
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Confederate Symbols Prove Difficult to Remove in Many States
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Police: 10 People Killed in Colorado Supermarket Shooting
The officer who was killed was 51-year-old Eric Talley.