In 2012, the World Health Organization classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). This classification places diesel exhaust in the same deadly category as asbestos, arsenic and tobacco. In a multi-year National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study, initial findings (Phase I) of the NIOSH study suggest that firefighters are at higher risk of cancers of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems when compared to the general population. Firefighters exposure to diesel engine exhaust is one of the contributing factors for this higher risk of cancer.
Plymovent vehicle exhaust removal systems protect Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from diesel engine exhaust. Grants, such as through the United States Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG), are available to protect Firefighter and EMS personnel’s health and safety. We at Air Specialists of Virginia are here to assist you through the process and help you make sure your fire and rescue personnel are kept safe and healthy from the dangers of diesel exhaust.
Please send us your information so we can begin to assist you down this process and help you get the funding you need to protect your personnel.