2020 ., a look at the first 4 months in PFAS Nation….. aka the ‘fire service’…

FIREFIGHTERS: IS OUR CHEMICALLY TREATED GEAR MAKING US SICK? BEV BANKS, E&E NEWS REPORTER

HTTPS://WWW.EENEWS.NET/STORIES/1062751033?FBCLID=IWAR3LRTUQYD46YG8VT8V2FWXKK_2ILOXNUT_CSCCNL9AJUG4BBF_Z5RK6JCO

APRIL 2.

CONGRESSMAN DAN KILDEE, REP BRIAN FITZPATRICK AND 21 CO-SIGNORS:

INCREASE PROTECTIONS FOR MILITARY FIREFIGHTERS. MILITARY FIREFIGHTERS NOT ONLY HAVE EXPOSURE TO PFAS IN FIREFIGHTING FOAM, BUT IT ALSO IS IN THE PROTECTIVE GEAR THAT THEY WEAR. WE MUST PROTECT OUR FIREFIGHTERS FROM PFAS BY ELIMINATING IT SAFELY FROM THEIR GEAR, AND ALSO SUPPORTING THOSE FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF THIS HARMFUL CHEMICAL.

HTTPS://DANKILDEE.HOUSE.GOV/SITES/DANKILDEE.HOUSE.GOV/FILES/4-2-20%20LETTER%20REP.%20KILDEE%202021%20NDAA%20PRIORITIES.PDF?FBCLID=IWAR33XR1TT8WDE1UFHXUCDXVBC3GTNWOFSJJ7MM_SPJNX414Z9_HTMCGMMAW

APRIL 2.

‘DARK WATERS’ ATTORNEY ROB BILOTT WORKS ON SEQUEL WITH CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OVER ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’ — INTERVIEW WITH FIRE CHIEF JEFFREY HERMES:

CASE AIMS TO FORCE CHEMICAL COMPANIES TO FUND RESEARCH ON PFAS

HTTPS://WWW.WCPO.COM/NEWS/LOCAL-NEWS/I-TEAM/DARK-WATERS-ATTORNEY-ROB-BILOTT-WORKS-ON-SEQUEL-WITH-CLASS-ACTION-LAWSUIT-OVER-FOREVER-CHEMICALS

MARCH 29.

3M — HOW THEY PAVED THEIR GOLDEN HIGHWAY IN THE FIRE SERVICE VIA THE NFPA HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@DIANECOTTER/3M-HOW-THEY-PAVED-THEIR-GOLDEN-HIGHWAY-IN-THE-FIRE-SERVICE-VIA-THE-NFPA-1A49CB023369

MARCH 28.

FINALLY. A FIRE INSTITUTION LEADER EMERGES. BOBBY HALTON.

The National Fireman’s Journal Podcast: Firefighter Cancer, PFOA, PFOS, and Toxic PPE

https://medium.com/r/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fireengineering.com%2F2020%2F03%2F28%2F485991%2Fnational-firemans-journal-firefighter-cancer-toxic-ppe%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1crZEwuY-Pt0TcWZWUncQi_OQIGeo-QrmfdxUNOXSWq_OvPH5qd4Ej_BA

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THE EXPLOSIVE AND REVEALING ERIC LAMAR SERIES ON HAROLD SCHAITBERGER..

THIS IS IMPORTANT AS PAUL AND I HAVE FELT FOR 3 YEARS SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG IN THE IAFF AND HAVE ASKED FOR A INVESTIGATION INTO THE SILENCE OF SCHAITBERGER AND INTO THE MISINFORMATION AND INDUSTRY DRIVEN DIALOGUE REGARDING THE PFOA AND PFAS IN TURNOUT GEAR ALONG WITH IAFF CANCER SUMMIT SPONSORSHIPS BY 3M AND DUPONT WHO DENY THEIR PRODUCTS CAUSE HARM.

APRIL 1 — VICE PRESIDENTS SHUT OFF SCHAITBERGERS PENSION

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@LAMARERICSLAMAR/IAFF-THE-LIST-OF-CHARGES-8D10D0D270CB

MARCH 31 — THE LIST OF CHARGES:

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@LAMARERICSLAMAR/IAFF-THE-LIST-OF-CHARGES-8D10D0D270CB

MARCH 25 — IAFF SECRETARY TREASURER ED KELLY EXPOSES GEN PRESIDENT HAROLD SCHAITBERGER MISMANAGMENT OF THE PENSION FUND AND MISSING MILLIONS :

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@LAMARERICSLAMAR/IAFF-THE-EDZO-STRIKES-BACK-3A9044D9A3EC

THE 105 PAGE DOCUMENT ED FILED:

HTTPS://WWW.DROPBOX.COM/S/O81BRRBO2Q14QG2/FINAL%20MEMORANDUM%20TO%20THE%20GP%20%281%29.PDF?DL=0&FBCLID=IWAR2YIGWCFNLMXUAXPSPBVSPINGU0EZKGQA7UU3QMAYQYYUOAHK3JGWIRQUS

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MARCH 16 -

INTERVIEW AND TRANSCRIPT WITH ANDY SINGLETON OF FDNY — ANDY IS RUNNING FOR FDNY RECORDING SECRETARY AND SOUGHT TO INFORM THE FLEET OF THE PFAS IN PPE ISSUE.

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@DIANECOTTER/ANDY-HELLO-WELCOME-BACK-A34CB5E03BB1

HTTPS://WWW.RECORDINGSECRETARYUFA.COM/PODCAST/PFOATURNOUTGEAR?FORMAT=AMP

MARCH 12

SHAHEEN, CARPER & SCHUMER INTRODUCE LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO FUND PFAS CLEANUP HTTPS://WWW.SHAHEEN.SENATE.GOV/NEWS/PRESS/SHAHEEN-CARPER-AND-SCHUMER-INTRODUCE-LANDMARK-LEGISLATION-TO-FUND-PFAS-CLEANUP

MARCH 6 -

THE FLEET STILL HEARING THE WAIT FOR MORE STUDIES MESSAGE

HTTPS://WWW.FIRERESCUE1.COM/FIRE-PRODUCTS/TURNOUTGEAR/ARTICLES/IS-FIREFIGHTING-BUNKER-GEAR-DANGEROUS-NUHQFK2MNHQ0OPWC/

FEBRUARY 27.

OUR MASSACHUSETTS BILL H3661 BY REP JIM HAWKINS ORDERED TO IT’S 3RD READING — HTTPS://MALEGISLATURE.GOV/BILLS/191/H3661

FEBRUARY 26.

WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS FACE HIGH EXPOSURE TO TOXIC ‘FOREVER CHEMICALS’

HTTPS://NEWS.BERKELEY.EDU/2020/02/26/WOMEN-FIREFIGHTERS-FACE-HIGH-EXPOSURE-TO-TOXIC-FOREVER-CHEMICALS/

FEBRUARY 18.

EMAIL TO PAT MORRISON, ASSISTANT TO GEN PRESIDENT SCHAITBERGER, IN PROTEST OF PFAS DIALOGUE TO THE FLEET.

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@DIANECOTTER/EMAIL-TO-PAT-MORRISON-ASSISTANT-TO-GP-INTERNATIONAL-ASSOCIATION-OF-FIREFIGHTERS-390C499CCB12

FEBRUARY 18.

DIANE AND PAUL COTTER — #DARKWATERS CAMPAIGN. WWW.FIGHTFOREVERCHEMICALS.COM

WHY WE FIGHT VIDEO BY PARTICIPANT MEDIA HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=9YYEMFPVAUO

FEBRUARY 14 — NIOSH STUDY ANNOUNCED !!

RESEARCHERS STUDY HEALTH RISK OF CHEMICALS IN FIREFIGHTER FOAM, PROTECTIVE GEAR

RESEARCHERS FROM THE MEL AND ENID ZUCKERMAN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECEIVED A $1.5 MILLION GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO LEAD A STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES TO SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS AMONG FIREFIGHTERS.

HTTPS://UANEWS.ARIZONA.EDU/STORY/RESEARCHERS-STUDY-HEALTH-RISK-CHEMICALS-FIREFIGHTER-FOAM-PROTECTIVE-GEAR

FEBRUARY 5.

THE EFFECT OF WEATHERING ON PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFASS) FROM DURABLE WATER REPELLENT (DWR) CLOTHING.

HTTPS://WWW.NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV/PUBMED/32062207

FEBRUARY 1.

DIANE COTTER — WHEN INDUSTRY OWNS LABOR….

HTTPS://MEDIUM.COM/@DIANECOTTER/WHEN-INDUSTRY-OWNS-LABOR-BB2BB92E9B34

JANUARY 21.

ON TODAY’S EPISODE OF THE 25 LIVE, JIM DISCUSSES PFOA/PFAS WITH ATTORNEY/ACTIVIST ROB BILOTT. ROB IS THE AUTHOR OF EXPOSURE & INSPIRATION FOR THE MOVIE DARK WATERS, WHICH CHRONICLES HIS 20+ YEAR FIGHT WITH DUPONT.

HTTPS://FIREFIGHTERCANCERCONSULTANTS.COM/EPISODE-21-ROB-BILOTT/

JANUARY 13.

EWG — STUDY: PFAS EXPOSURE THROUGH SKIN CAUSES HARM SIMILAR TO INGESTION

HTTPS://WWW.EWG.ORG/NEWS-AND-ANALYSIS/2020/01/STUDY-PFAS-EXPOSURE-THROUGH-SKIN-CAUSES-HARM-SIMILAR-INGESTION

JANUARY 10.

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BILL IMPROVING FEDERAL RESPONSE TO PFAS CONTAMINATION, CALLS FOR SENATE VOTE

HTTPS://WWW.SHAHEEN.SENATE.GOV/NEWS/PRESS/SHAHEEN-APPLAUDS-HOUSE-PASSAGE-OF-BILL-IMPROVING-FEDERAL-RESPONSE-TO-PFAS-CONTAMINATION-CALLS-FOR-SENATE-VOTE

EWG APPLAUDS HISTORIC BIPARTISAN PFAS VOTE

HTTPS://WWW.EWG.ORG/RELEASE/EWG-APPLAUDS-HISTORIC-BIPARTISAN-PFAS-VOTE

JANUARY 9.

To Support Military Families, Congress Must PASS the PFAS ACTION ACT

ON WEDNESDAY, I SPENT THE DAY WITH RETIRED MILITARY FIREFIGHTER KEVIN FERRARA.

LIKE THOUSANDS OF MILITARY FIREFIGHTERS, MASTER SGT. FERRARA WAS TRAINED AT CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE — A NOW-CLOSED FACILITY IN ILLINOIS — TO SPRAY FIREFIGHTING FOAMS MADE WITH THE TOXIC FLUORINATED CHEMICALS KNOWN AS PFAS.

HTTPS://WWW.EWG.ORG/NEWS-AND-ANALYSIS/2020/01/SUPPORT-MILITARY-FAMILIES-CONGRESS-MUST-PASS-PFAS-ACTION-ACT

JANUARY 7.

3M NOW ADMITS TO USING PFAS IN PPE VIA BLAIR MILLER — COX BROADCASTING

HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/BLAIRMILLERTV/STATUS/1214637318621061120

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Diane Cotter

Diane Cotter

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A very private individual who fell into a very public rabbit hole of epic proportions. I’ve learned the chemical industry , DuPont 3M, own the fire service.