Bulletin No: 070 | Tuesday 25 June 2019
To: ALL UFU MFB CURRENT AND RETIRED MEMBERS
UPDATE: MFB/UFU PFAS BLOOD STUDY
MFB and UFU expand Macquarie University PFAS blood study to include retired MFB firefighters
- The MFB have expanded the Macquarie University / MFB PFAS blood study to include both current and retired MFB firefighters, workshop and corporate staff.
- This study will examine whether PFAS levels in the bloodstream can be reduced by regular blood or plasma donations.
In 2019, MFB and the United Firefighters Union partnered with Macquarie University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, on a world-first study to improve the health of firefighters exposed to per and polyfluroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS.
This Macquarie University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences research study has been commissioned by the MFB, will be over a 12-month period and will include a study sample of 315 current and retired MFB firefighters, workshops and corporate staff.
The study will examine whether PFAS levels in the bloodstream can be reduced by regular blood or plasma donations. Further information about this study is attached in the Study poster.
The MFB and UFU encourages both current and retired MFB staff to take part in this voluntary study. This study been properly consulted on and agreed by both UFU and MFB via the Enterprise Agreement’s consultative process.
Further information please email the Study Coordinator at:
Phone: 0466 938 448
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary