CRANBURY, NJ—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 multiyear 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 those through the United States Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG), are available to protect firefighter and EMS personnel health and safety. Applying for a grant to get a Plymovent vehicle exhaust removal system doesn’t have to be complex. To learn more, email [email protected].
Plymovent Corp. is an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of vehicle exhaust removal systems. For more than 40 years we have made it our business to ensure clean air in your working environment. We provide high-quality products to protect Firefighters and others from exposure to hazardous diesel exhausts.
For more information please contact us at http://www.plymovent.com/us.