Welcome to the Firefighter Collaborative Research Project
The purpose of this study is to test interventions to reduce firefighter serum PFAS levels, cardiovascular risk, cognitive disease risks, and epigenetic age. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made chemicals that are commonly referred to as ‘forever chemicals’ due to their inability to be easily broken down in the human body and the environment. Epigenetics is the study of how your genetic information is expressed differently based on your behaviors and environment. Epigenetic age is the measure of the rate of aging of your cells.