Local firefighters join effort to Give Toxics the Boot

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 10:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Local firefighters are joining a national campaign to bring awareness to the health dangers of every day consumer products.

The “Give Toxics the Boot” campaign calls on elected leaders to do more to protect the public from adverse health effects of toxic chemicals found in every day household items.

Spokane Firefighters Local 29 is joining the movement along with the Washington Toxics Coalition.

Officials said firefighters have unique exposures to the harmful effects of some household chemicals as they burn.

The Give Toxics the Boot press conference was held on Wednesday at the breezeway between the INB Performing Arts Center and the Spokane Convention Center.

 

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