The dangers of diesel exhaust fumes inside the station
As part of its continuing efforts to educate and protect firefighters from the exposure of cancer-causing toxins in their occupation, MagneGrip has published a recent fact page documenting the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes.
The data and statistics compiled are gathered from numerous industry sources based on research and studies conducted in the past decade and can be found on MagneGrip’s website at magnegrip.com.
Diesel exhaust is hazardous because it contains gases, particulate, and more than 40 potentially toxic compounds. However, there have been no occupational exposure limits to diesel particulate set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
From 2015 to 2020, 75% of the firefighters added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial died from occupational cancer, cites the International Association of Fire Fighters.
MagneGrip exhaust removal systems were designed in 1993 as a better, more cost-effective answer to the health threat of diesel exhaust in firehouses and vehicle maintenance facilities.
MagneGrip offers fire and EMS departments free assistance to find grants for exhaust removal and air purification systems. To request assistance with fire grants, call 800-875-5440 or visit https://www.magnegrip.com/free-grant-assistance.
MagneGrip, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is committed to firefighter health and safety with over 40 years of experience in the air cleaning industry. MagneGrip is ISO 9001:2015 certified, proudly owned and operated by Midwest Ohioans, and manufactured and assembled in the USA.