PFAS in Firefighters of Michigan Surveillance (PFOMS)
The PFOMS project is a statewide biomonitoring project focused on Michigan firefighters. The primary purpose of the project is to determine firefighters’ average exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a group of chemicals that have been used in many industrial applications and consumer products. Firefighters are often exposed to PFAS through the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS. The findings of the project will inform decisions about how to protect firefighters from PFAS exposure.