AGAT Foundation

Calgary Fire Department


Calgary Fire Department Bracelets

A current research project that we have underway is in collaboration with the Calgary Fire Department where we provide bracelets to the firefighters and then analyze the bracelets in our laboratories. With increased risks of cancer among Canadian firefighters, the fire department wants to identify what types of toxic compounds they are exposed to in their line of work, including under their personal protective equipment. AGAT Laboratories is using a new testing media that the firefighters wear and we analyze in our Montreal Ultra-trace and forensics laboratory to identify present compounds. This study is in the process of moving onto larger test groups and is hoped to collaborate with other fire departments across Canada.

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